Brid Featherstone

Brid Featherstone is Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield.

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Protecting Children

A Social Model

This book explores the policy and practice possibilities offered by a social model of child protection. Drawing on developments in mental health and disability studies, it examines the conceptual, political and practice implications of this new framework.

Policy Press

Re-imagining Child Protection

Towards Humane Social Work with Families

This book challenges the current child protection culture and calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection.

Policy Press

Contemporary fathering

Theory, policy and practice

This book explores diversity and complexity in fathering through psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology and analyses contemporary developments in social policies and welfare practices. Using a feminist perspective, it highlights the opportunities and dangers in contemporary developments for those wishing to advance gender equity.

 

Policy Press