The book is based on two research projects on emergency intervention, which were carried out by the author and her colleagues. The studies provide the basis for the three themes in the book: Inter-agency Working; Perceptions of Safety; and Placement and Resource Issues. The combination of quantitative and qualitative research allows a detailed picture of practice that goes beyond an account of what happens, to explore the perceptions, understandings and experiences of the practitioners who make these decisions, as social workers, police officers magistrates’ legal advisers or magistrates, and of the lawyers who advise social workers and parents. The book provides a critical account of current practice in emergency child protection, it identifies good practice and make proposals for reform.
Place branding is happening. A new field of practice and study is in existence and whatever we choose to call it there can no longer be any doubt that it is with us. This collection of intuitive and well-reserached articles examines how places and regions see themselves, and how they reflect this in their branding.
An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.
A scathing critique of humanity set in a nuclear wasteland following the fall of the "Second" Soviet Union.
Sir Winston Churchill
A complete look at the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life. Written and compiled by Minnie Churchill (granddaughter) and David Coombs.
Listening to Nature
Joseph Cornell, author of the highly-acclaimed Sharing Nature with Children, now offers adults a sensitive -- yet lively -- guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature. You will learn, not mere facts about nature, but how to get the feel of nature, through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, stunning photography, and Cornell's ever-popular nature awareness activities -- simple, enjoyable activities that give you a direct, personal experience of the wonder and joy of nature. Book jacket.