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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Health(social science)
Spratt, T., & Devaney, J. (2009). Identifying families with multiple problems: Perspectives of practitioners and managers in three nations. British Journal of Social Work, 39(3), 418-434. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcm151