Policy Press

Michelle Lefevre

Michelle Lefevre is Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex and has extensive experience of research and practice as a social worker and arts psychotherapist with children and young people.
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Innovation in Social Care

New Approaches for Young People Affected by Extra-Familial Risks and Harms

Based on the findings of the Innovate Project, this book asks how services can be re-envisioned and transformed through innovation. The authors offer insights into the core conditions necessary for socially just and practice-congruent social care innovation that responds to the distinctive, contemporary safeguarding concerns facing young people.

Safeguarding Young People Beyond the Family Home

Responding to Extra-Familial Risks and Harms

During adolescence, young people are exposed to a range of harms and risks beyond their family homes and this book assesses social care organisations’ safeguarding responses across 10 countries. The authors highlight key areas for service development and give insights into how these risks and harms can be responded to in the future.

Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People

Making a Difference

This bestselling, practice-focussed textbook will equip students and practitioners with the critical thinking and tools needed for effective practice in order to promote the welfare, protection and rights of children and young people.