British Journal of Social Work
Thoburn, Chand and Procter have produced a valuable contribution to our knowledge about service provision for minority ethnic children and their families. The authors provide an interpretation and summary of research under four broad and over-lapping areas of family support, child protection, child placement and social work practice, identifying ambiguities, contested areas, and major gaps. The section on child placement is particularly illuminating and contains important messages for practitioners... The authors rightly emphasise the complexity of the needs of minority ethnic children and their families and their multi-faceted identities. They stress the importance of avoiding stereotypes and assumptions based on limited knowledge or experiences of the language, culture or religion of different minority ethnic groups.
This is a very informative and comprehensive summary of a wide range of research in the field of working with minority ethnic children and families.
This book is an interesting and important resource for professionals who work with, look after or undertake research on children and young people from ethnic minority families.
Child and Family Social Work
In all, the book is both a credible and valuable reader's digest of information, sensible in its appraisals, yet ambitious in its intent. THe authors are to be commended for this wholly stimulating constellation of ideas and facts.