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By Wendy Rose, Harriet Ward, Al Aynsley-Green, Jo Tunnard, Ruth Sinclair, Janet Seden, Jenny Gray, Pauline Hardiker, David Quinton, Robert Page, Mike Pinnock, Mike Little, Jane Aldgate, Adrian Falkov, Hedy Cleaver

Reading the overview of desire in kid's providers this e-book addresses the entire spectrum of perform, coverage and examine advancements within the box. The individuals contain major lecturers, coverage makers and senior practitioners who generate a broad-based holistic method of the evaluate of kids in want. They express how wishes review in kid's providers can be utilized to take on difficulties resembling low fulfillment, psychological ill-health and social exclusion. ways to the evaluate of want in kid's companies will allow provider managers and practitioners to reply successfully to the expanding strain to watch results and effectiveness in baby care paintings, and to enhance and coordinate kid's welfare provider provision at person and group degrees and offers an fundamental review and research for an individual operating or learning in baby welfare and social care.

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Nevertheless, as children’s services manager Mike Pinnock observed, ‘…its beauty lies in its simple utility’. Though need is a contested concept, this does not mean that it is unusable in theory or practice. Set out below are examples of the diverse and flexible ways in which the Grid has been used in children’s services planning. A FRAMEWORK FOR CONCEPTUALISING NEED / 57 North Lincolnshire Council Level Description Examples Universal provision Services which are available to all childcarers regardless of the existence of problems.

Levels of intervention (vertical axis) These levels address different stages in problem development and targets for intervention. In the history of health care and child welfare, needs have been interpreted in relation to prevention. The ‘what’ of prevention is conceptualised in health care through three levels: 52 / APPROACHES TO NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES • primary – prevent disease arising in the first place • secondary – provide help once problems have arisen • tertiary – avoid the worst consequences of treatment, or chronic/terminal illness.

1 outlines a framework which locates different dimensions of children’s services. This is the fifteenth version of the Grid that has been developed through dissemination and developmental activities in the child welfare community (Hardiker, Exton and Barker 1991a, 1991b, 1996; Hardiker 1997). A brief exposition of the Grid follows. 1 The Social Policy Contexts of Social Welfare  University of Leicester School of Social Work: Gridlocks (1997) A FRAMEWORK FOR CONCEPTUALISING NEED/ 51 Models of welfare (horizontal axis) The value systems which legitimate welfare interventions may be understood in relation to the role of the state: • In a last resort approach, the state is given a minimal role in welfare as the needs of children are not seen to be its proper business until situations reach damaging levels.

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