Austerity is a Barrier to ‘Child-Centred’ Child Protection Practice

This blog is based on article in the Journal of Social Policy by Ciarán Murphy. Click here to access the article. The Munro Review of Child Protection asserted that the English child protection system had become overly ‘defensive’ (p.20), ‘bureaucratised’ and ‘standardised’ (p.38), meaning that social workers were not employing their discretion in the interests… Continue reading Austerity is a Barrier to ‘Child-Centred’ Child Protection Practice

Who Sets the Agenda For Youth Work in Europe: Young People, Youth Workers or European Policy Makers?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Jon Ord, Marc Carletti, Daniele Morciano, Lasse Siurala, Christophe Dansac, Sue Cooper, Ian Fyfe, Kaur Kötsi, Eeva Sinisalo-Juha, Marti Taru and Manfred Zentner. Click here to access the article. Youth work – informal/nonformal education with young people which occurs outside of… Continue reading Who Sets the Agenda For Youth Work in Europe: Young People, Youth Workers or European Policy Makers?

Do Workers in Jobs Threatened by Automation Prefer More Demanding Welfare Policies?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy by Zhen Im. Click here to access the article. Automation has permeated the workplace in advanced economies and this trend may accelerate in a post covid-19 world. Although there is burgeoning research on its electoral implications, we still know little about… Continue reading Do Workers in Jobs Threatened by Automation Prefer More Demanding Welfare Policies?

The Politics of Unequal Childcare Expansion: An Illustration of the German Case

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Erik Neimanns. Click here to access the article. In their manifestos for the 2021 federal election in Germany, the two major parties of the center-right and center-left, the Christian Democratic CDU/CSU and the Social Democratic SPD, promise to expand the provision… Continue reading The Politics of Unequal Childcare Expansion: An Illustration of the German Case

Welfare Professions as the Overlooked Actors of Welfare States

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Kathrine Carstensen, Viola Burau, Hanne Marlene Dahl and Andreas Nielsen Hald. Click here to access the article. The predominant view of welfare professions like social workers, nurses and teachers is that they are often on the receiving end of welfare reforms:… Continue reading Welfare Professions as the Overlooked Actors of Welfare States