Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

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Informationen zum Autor Lisa Holmes is Assistant Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research at Loughborough University! UK. She currently leads a programme of research to explore the cost of child welfare. With her colleagues! Jean Soper and Harriet Ward she led the development of the Cost Calculator for Children's Services. Samantha McDermid is a Research Associate at the Centre for Child and Family Research! where she has worked on the Costs and Outcomes programme of research for the past four years. Klappentext Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively! providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs! costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. Zusammenfassung Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively! providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs! costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface. 1. Introduction 2. The Conceptual Framework. 3. The Calculation of Unit Costs. 4. Additional Services. 5. Understanding Children's Needs and Outcomes. 6. Making Use of Cost Calculations: Building and Supporting an Evidence Base. 7. Conclusion: Implications for Policy and Practice. References. Index.

Klappentext

Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources which are being stretched by economic cuts and an increasing number of referrals to children's social care. This book provides a costing approach which examines how finite resources can be effectively used to offer support to the most vulnerable children and their families.



Zusammenfassung
Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services.

Inhalt

Preface.; 1. Introduction; 2. The Conceptual Framework.; 3. The Calculation of Unit Costs.; 4. Additional Services.; 5. Understanding Children's Needs and Outcomes.; 6. Making Use of Cost Calculations: Building and Supporting an Evidence Base.; 7. Conclusion: Implications for Policy and Practice.; References.; Index.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services
Untertitel
A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources
Autor
EAN
9781849052146
ISBN
978-1-84905-214-6
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Genre
Pädagogik
Anzahl Seiten
200
Gewicht
424g
Größe
H155mm x B236mm x T18mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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