Taking the risk? Assessing lesbian and gay carers

Hicks, S 1997, 'Taking the risk? Assessing lesbian and gay carers' , in: Good Practice in Risk Assessment & Risk Management 2: Protection, Rights & Responsibilities , Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp. 27-39.

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This book chapter assesses notions of 'risk' as they are used in relation to lesbian and gay foster carers and adopters, making use of other research to argue that the suggested risks to children are unfounded, or - rather - about attempts to maintain and uphold heteronormative and traditionally gendered values. The author makes use of his own research to examine approaches to the social work assessment of potential gay/lesbian carers and to argue for an anti-oppressive practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Kemshall, Hazel and Pritchard, Jacki
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978-1853024412
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Hicks
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 10:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2340

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