Scandal, social policy, and social welfare /

This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve.

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Authors / Creators: Butler, Ian, 1955- (Author), Drakeford, Mark (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Drakeford, Mark, author.
Butler, Ian, 1955- Social policy, social welfare and scandal.
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:Rev. 2nd ed. /
Imprint: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2005.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Scandal
  • 'Gothic nightmare': madness and public policy from the eighteenth century
  • 'The corruption of care': the Ely Hospital Inquiry 1969
  • 'Household happiness, gracious children': children, welfare and public policy, 1840-1970
  • The story of Cinderella: the report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in Relation to Maria Colwell 1974
  • 'Mere oblivion': the fate of the institution and the advent of community care
  • 'Carnage in the community': the Christopher Clunis Inquiry 1993
  • 'An ambience of uneasiness': the residential care of children, 1834-1990
  • 'A narrow, punitive and harshly restrictive experience': the Pindown experience and the protection of children. The Report of the Staffordshire Child Care Inquiry 1991
  • Scandal, welfare and public policy
  • The final chapter?