Professional advocacy as a force for resistance in child welfare

Dalrymple, J. (2003) Professional advocacy as a force for resistance in child welfare. British Journal of Social Work, 33 (8). pp. 1043-1062. ISSN 0045-3102 Available from:

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Additional Information:This paper argues that the position of advocates are fixed in terms of adult-child relations. It analyses situations in which advocates who did not conform to dominant marginalising discourses could themselves become marginalised. It shows how the complexity of competing discourses has an impact on the validity of independent advocacy. The position taken in this paper is that rather than consider advocacy as enabling children and young people to develop and articulate voice, advocacy should be about enabling their 'coming to voice' which is a political action and act of resistance.
Uncontrolled Keywords:child welfare, professionals, advocacy
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:6551
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:12
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