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Title:Family Matters - Child Welfare in Twentieth-Century New Zealand
Published by Auckland University Press, 1998, 447 pages. How well are children in New Zealand cared for? This question is now being asked with increasing urgency. This book provides a background to the debate by tracing the development of child welfare in New Zealand. It begins in 1902, with the pioneering steps towards the state taking responsibility for child welfare, and ends in 1992 with the creation of the Children and Young Persons Service. It discusses, among other things, the creative ideas of John Beck, the role of courts and custodial institutions, juvenile delinquency, adoption and fostering. The actual experiences of children and their families and of workers in child welfare are used to illustrate this history.
Second hand Paperback