Children & Society

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Edited By: Mary Jane Kehily, Heather Montgomery, Lindsay O'Dell and Rachel Thomson

Impact Factor: 0.684

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/39 (Social Work)

Online ISSN: 1099-0860

C&S 25th Anniversary Issue


This commemorative ‘virtual’ issue celebrates 25 years of Children & Society by bringing together a selection of papers that we consider among the most significant and influential. The papers highlight some of the changes in the content of the journal, as well as many of the continuities. The changes reflect the shifting social context and policy environment, including social reforms that were shaped in part by work published in Children & Society. The continuities reflect the journal’s core goals: to offer high-quality scholarship on a wide range of childhood issues, with a strong focus on policies and services and an underlying commitment to promote the well-being of children and articulate their place in society.

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Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue Editorial
Allison James, Nigel Thomas & Martin Woodhead

Volume 1 - 6
Family Centres
Bob Holman

New direction in child care
Barbara Kahan

Child witnesses in criminal courts
Rhona Flin

How do we value our children today? as reflected by children's health, health care and policy?
Zarrina Kurtz, John Tomlinson

Volume 7 - 12
Laws, Conventions and Rights
Michael Freeman

The Child's Need to Learn a Culture
Colwyn Trevarthen

The Ethics of Social Research with Children: An Overview
Virginia Morrow, Martin Richards

Children, Crime, Policy and Practice: Neither Welfare nor Justice
Barry Goldson

Volume 13 - 18
Recursive politics: prevention, modernity and social systems
Richard Freeman

Sure Start: the development of an early intervention programme for young children in the United Kingdom
Norman Glass

Pathways to participation: openings, opportunities and obligations
Harry Shier

"Just teach us the skills please, we'll do the rest": empowering ten-year olds as active researchers
Mary Kellett, Ruth Forrest (aged ten), Naomi Dent (aged ten), Simon Ward (aged ten)

Volume 19-24
The Masculine Habitus as "Distributed Cognition": A Case Study of 5- to 6- Year-Old Boys in an English Inner-City, Multi-Ethnic Primary School
Paul Connolly

The Sustainability of Substitute Family Care for Children Separated from Their Families by War: Evidence from Mozambique
Helen Charmley

Partners in Power: a Radically Pluralistic Form of Participative Democracy for Children and Young People
Tom Cockburn

The Cycle of Deprivation: Myths and Misconceptions
John Welshman

What's Recreational about "Recreational Rioting"? Children on the Streets of Belfast
Madeleine Leonard

Shifting the Narrative: Child-led Responses to Climate Change and Disasters in El Salvador and the Philippines
Thomas Tanner

Research review
Children's talk and social competence
Ian Hutchby

Policy review
Pixie-dust and Privacy: What's Happening to Children's Rights in England?
Terri Dowty

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