Leading researchers from across the globe look at the negative impact neoliberalism has had on children's services.
Recent years have witnessed a number of 'child protection' scandals where children, often from the poorest and most marginalised communities, have been on the receiving end of violence, abuse and social harm. In this short form book, part of the Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work series, Paul Michael Garrett looks at the impact of marketisation of social work services in both Ireland and England. He argues that marketisation has had a negative impact on policy regimes, working conditions, social work practices and on the services for vulnerable children and young people. Leading researchers from across the globe contribute to the debate and provide additional evidence from a range of policy regimes that catalogue the negative impact neoliberalism has had on children's services.
Paul Michael Garrett works at NUI Galway in the Republic of Ireland. He is the author of several books including Social Work and Social Theory (Policy Press, 2013). His work has appeared in academic journals across a range of disciplines. For a number of years he has been a member of the editorial collective of Critical Social Policy. He is also a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Social Work.
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