Identifying families with multiple problems: Perspectives of practitioners and managers in three nations

Trevor Spratt, John Devaney

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Abstract

Whilst child welfare systems in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States may share a number of common goals, they are not designed to identify families with multiple problems. Where system output measures have been utilised as proxy measures to detect such families they indicate the presence of families in the population served by child and family social work. In interviews with practitioners and managers working within contrasting welfare systems, we explore how families with multiple problems are identiifed, what repsonses they currently recieve and how their needs might be better met.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-434
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Volume39
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jan 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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