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    The reorganization of children's social services in England

    Purcell, Carl and Chow, Danny (2011) The reorganization of children's social services in England. Public Money & Management, 31 (6). pp. 403-410. ISSN 0954-0962

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    Through a case study of a London borough’s children’s social services department (CSD), this article highlights themes concerning the reorganization of children’s social care provision. Reorganizations have been driven in part by tensions between the desire of social work professionals to maintain their autonomous modes of working, versus an increasingly managerialist outlook of more recent government initiatives. The acceptance and incorporation of managerialist ideals into working practices may be driven by a climate of greater risk aversion, leading to creeping risk management across CSDs.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: reorganization; children's social services; England
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15929
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    Depositing User: Danny Chow
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 15:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Public Money & Management
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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