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In accordance with broad reports into baby welfare providers, this significant booklet brings jointly learn into what works in carrier provision for minority ethnic households. Reviewing stories of the character and adequacy of the companies supplied, and the results for the youngsters and their households, this e-book offers much-needed counsel for coverage and perform round problems with cultural and ethnic history and id, and places ahead feedback for destiny learn. he authors contemplate specifically: the complicated wishes and identities of minority ethnic households who may use baby welfare companies; how households utilizing social companies view present perform; the effect of the formal baby defense and court docket structures on ethnic minority households; placement styles and results for kids from the various minority ethnic teams who're in residential care, foster care or followed; cultural concerns and 'matching' the social employee to the relatives. Drawing on present govt statistical returns and the 2001 nationwide census, this wide-ranging research demanding situations dated study and perform and proposes a revisionary schedule for destiny examine and culturally delicate baby welfare perform, making it crucial interpreting for all baby welfare pros.
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However, few studies of child welfare interventions quantify the extent and impact of institutional racism, racist harassment and racial abuse on the lives of parents and children who turn to or are referred to child welfare services. The quantitative research on discrimination, racism and racial abuse is to be found in the general population studies of employment, education, health and exposure to crime, summarised in the reports and research reviews of Barter (1999), British Crime Survey (2000), Cabinet Office Strategy Unit (2003), Commission for Racial Equality (1998) Modood et al.
The authors report that there are examples of mainstream programmes adapted or translated for use with minority ethnic parents (culturally sensitive programmes) and some designed specifically to fit with different cultural approaches to parenting (culturally specific programmes). None has yet been evaluated in terms of welfare outcomes though accounts of parental satisfaction are beginning to appear, as with Hylton’s (1997) account of the group-based Moyenda project referred to earlier. The report concludes that there are many problems with research methodology which require caution when interpreting results of these studies.
Other sources providing data of a mainly descriptive nature include Social Services Inspectorate reports and the SSI/Audit Commission’s joint reviews; the National Statistics/Department of Health Children Looked After by Local Authorities and other series (since 2004 produced by the Department for Education and Skills) and Census, Labour Force and General Household survey data. Where government statistics are used, these are usually for England, although sometimes for England and Wales and sometimes the UK.