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Working with children and families - Audio

This album takes an extensive look at the ins-and-outs of family life and caring for children. It draws on interviews with a wide-ranging selection of professionals, from people who deal directly with children at nurseries or schools to those that help shape national policy, to throw light on national initiatives and schemes such as ChildLine, and explore family life from different perspectives and social levels. This material forms part of The Open University course K204 Working with children and families.

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Children and disability

A discussion of the problems and pressures experienced by parents of disabled children, highlighting schemes and charities that are there to help.

14mins

7 Jul 2009

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Family centres

A look at a family centre in Glasgow, where local government can hinder the setting up and running of desperately needed facilities.

9mins

7 Jul 2009

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Working as a midwife

Julie Stein is midwife. This track focuses on the work she expects in her day-to-day life and how policy can affect her employment and workload

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7 Jul 2009

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The childbirth trust and visiting

Ruth Thompson, a healthcare visitor, and Ruth Howard, a representative of the childbirth trust, discuss aspects of care and work in relation to newborn and developing children.

14mins

7 Jul 2009

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Community dental work

A dental nurse visits a school to give pupils a fun and informative lesson on dental hygiene and the importance of a balanced diet.

7mins

7 Jul 2009

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Play groups and facilities

Interviews that examine a small rural playgroup, the rigorous rules necessary to begin looking after children and what the work is like.

9mins

7 Jul 2009

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Initiatives in Belfast

Two child-oriented services, the Early Years project and a local crèche - their services and the impact they have on the local area.

15mins

7 Jul 2009

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Working with children and families

A brief introduction to this album.

7 Jul 2009

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Families and origin

Husband and father Calvin Wilkes discusses his attitudes to family life and living as part of a second-generation immigrant family.

7mins

7 Jul 2009

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Life as a single parent

Three different takes on aspects of family life involving divorce and living as a lone parent, and the positives and negatives encountered by in these conditions.

15mins

7 Jul 2009

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