The School of Social Work, set up in 1966, is part of the Department of Medical and Social Care Education within Leicester Medical School..
Currently, the research interests of the staff include the following:
- The effects of poverty on health and health care
- Child care policy and practice
- Evidenced-based social work
- Mental health
- Psycho-social development of separated children: children separated through adoption, parental divorce/separation, and donor-insemination
- Professional practice and "racial"/ethnic justice
- The effects of social inequalities on service-provisions
- Networking, collaboration and partnership
- Social work theory
- Social work education
- The management of health and social care education
- Child welfare: children's services and family support systems
- Community care
- Social policy and welfare administration and
- The implications of neuro-clinical therapy for social services and community provisions
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Social work provision outside conventional working hours is an under-researched aspect of practice. This study identifies and explores the nature of out of hours or emergency duty team (EDT) practice, beginning from the proposition that it is qualitatively different from daytime social work provision. The principal perspectives and voices which inform this study are those out of hours social work practitioners and practitioner-managers themselves. The methodology employed involved three dis...
Blacher, Martin Granville
After a quantitative analysis of 138 children, (109 placements), who were placed for adoption in one authority either during 1993/4 and 1996/7, the study developed into a qualitative study of letterbox contact after adoption. Letterbox is a form of indirect communication through an intermediary post box system between adoptive families and birth family members.;The profiles of the children, their birth and adoptive families, and proposed contact plans were explored. With a mean age 6.24 years...
This thesis examines practice in planning for looked after children after the implementation of the Children Act 1989. It is a case study of policy and practice in looking after children, and outcomes in terms of looked after careers, in one local authority between 1991 and 1997. A systemic approach is taken in which social work practice is seen as an interactive process, and decisions about children are 'situated actions'. This means that social work practice has to be considered within the ...
This study is an examination of the emotional abuse of children, where it is the main or sole form of abuse. The ultimate aim of this applied social work project is to make a contribution to intervention in cases of psychological maltreatment.;Intervention lacks credibility without some definition of the problem and an understanding of its prevalence, location and manifestation, as well as an appreciation of the type of intervention required. At the outset of the current project, an explorati...
Active Remodelling for Congruence' (ARC) has been developed by this author as an approach to systematically adapt exogenous models and policies to the context of an adopting country. Models are not imported whole, but analysed into components. The separate adaptability of each component is examined with respect to characteristics of the receiving context.;Simultaneously, a context-congruent service framework is derived and proposed for the delivery of community mental health services in Mal...
Pace, Carmel; Pace, Charles
The State of Qatar is in the process of change, a process that started only in the last decade. This change includes modernising its institutions, introducing democracy, and moving towards becoming a more open economy and society. The State authorities have introduced legislation, policies and guidelines to support and enhance these changes. Women’s rights have attracted much attention during this process and there has been concern to help and support women in taking up their place with...
The State of Qatar has seen sharp changes towards modernisation in recent years. These include changes in the State infrastructure, the economy, the open market policy, democracy and the introduction of legislation to support these changes. Family and childcare have attracted important attention and concern during these changes from the State authority to meet the future challenges and the needs and satisfaction of children, as well as their parents. No comprehensive research has been c...
Al-Kaabi, Ibrahim Mohammed
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the process of developing and modernising its organisations to meet and cope with the challenges posed by national and international changes. Child and family issues have become an integral part of the Kingdom strategies, vision and policies. There is a lack of comprehensive research that focuses on children with special needs rights and needs in Saudi Arabia and the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in meeting and protecting their rights. This research repres...
Al rubiyea, Ahmad Ibrahim
A study is reported in which Masters' and Johnson's rapid-treatment (14-day) programme for sexual difficulties was modified to once-a-week out-patient attendance; in which couples attending for treatment were allocated to treatment by two therapists of opposite sex, (cotherapy), or one therapist of either sex (single therapy); and in which observations were made upon the therapeutic efficacy of marriage guidance counsellors in treating sexual problems, following appropriate training, in compa...
Brown, Paul Tyndale
Earlier work by Leonard (1966) and Heraud (1970) in formulating a holistic, comprehensive sociology of social work has been largely overtaken by developments both in sociology and in social work. Current sociological analyses of social work exhibit two distinctive features. First, relative detachment from major recent theoretical and empirical developments in mainstream sociology : second, a tendency to focus not upon the profession as a whole but upon specific, delineated aspects e:g the rel...
Sibeon, Roger Alan
This research study utilised the grounded theory method as developed by Glaser and Strauss (1967) in order to construct a theoretical framework for understanding the functioning of staffed group homes for children and youth. Ten residential settings in five governmental regions of British Columbia were studied over a period of fourteen months using the techniques of on-site participant observation, transcribed interviews and document analysis. The core theme that emerged from the constant co...
Anglin, James P.
This study investigated the situation of street children in Zimbabwe with reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). It examined the services that have been provided to meet street children’s needs and safeguard their rights. There is a dearth of literature focusing on street children in Zimbabwe. The available literature is descriptive; it contributes very little towards understanding of the problem and needs of street children. It does not provide a useful...
Young people are recognised as citizens with rights and competence to participate in decision making. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Children Act 1989 identifies their right to participate in social services decision making. Much of the published information on their participation has focused on involvement as individuals in case planning rather than as stakeholders in strategic policy making. This research examines how a particular organisation – social serv...