New PDF release: The Practitioner's Guide to Working with Families

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By Margaret Bell and Kate Wilson

ISBN-10: 0333922646

ISBN-13: 9780333922644

This article deals a consultant to operating with households for practitioners and scholars in social paintings, healthiness and comparable professions. It brings jointly fresh pondering at the old and modern structures of the kinfolk in any such approach as to supply a necessary framework for practitioners operating in numerous settings within the box. It bargains modern info on political, legislative and theoretical frameworks, and it stories and illustrates a variety of ways and perform talents for operating with households with assorted difficulties in numerous contexts.

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35 for subsequent children. Labour’s commitment to CB is part of the strategy on child poverty, as is the Children’s Tax Credit. Children’s Tax Credit The Children’s Tax Credit replaced the Married Couples Tax Allowance in 2001. It is available to all families with children where the main earner is paid less than £40,000 per year. It is worth up to £520 per year and is paid by the Inland Revenue via the wage packet to the highest earning parent – most likely to be the father. By 2002, families with a child under the age of one will also be eligible for a ‘Baby Tax Credit’ (also worth up to £520 per year) (HM Treasury, Budget 2001).

More general support is also offered to all children between the ages of 13 –19 through the Connexions Service. Initiatives for young people who are looked after are also addressed through the Quality Protects programme which, as described in the Introduction was launched in 1998 to raise standards by specifying eight objectives. Targets are linked to the objectives which are to be met by jointworking between health, education and social services. Funding follows the successful achievement of the specified targets, measured through internal auditing processes and the completion by practitioners of forms and records.

Alongside the changes to the tax and benefit system they make up the welfare-to-work strategy. Five groups of people are targeted by different and tailored New Deal programmes: lone parents, young people, the long-term unemployed, disabled people, the partners of the unemployed, and unemployed people aged over 50. The common theme across the New Deal programmes is the provision of a personal advisor who gives practical advice and support on local vacancies, job applications and CVs. In the case of lone parents information is provided on childcare places, benefits, calculations of in-work income and help with claiming child maintenance.

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