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Child Care in Practice is a multi-disciplinary journal and contributions are invited from authors on all child care related topics. We would like to issue an invite to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and academics to submit an article for consideration for publication in the journal.


The list of topics below is by no means exhaustive but gives an idea of the type and range of material published in the journal. The journal aims to further its appeal to international markets and actively welcomes articles which examine global approaches to child care issues.


Adolescence, Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol abuse and its impact on family life, Assessing Children at Risk and in Need, Behaviour Management, Case Studies, Child Abuse Investigations, Child Care Law and Research, Child Development (cognitive, emotional) both prenatal and postnatal, Child Health, Child/Juvenile Prostitution, Child Maltreatment, Child Protection, Children in Care, Children's Rights, Conflict, Counselling, Development of Government policy on Children, Development of Services for Children, Domestic Violence, Family Group Conferencing, Family Support, Family Therapy, Inter - agency working together to promote good practice, Investigation of crime committed by or against Children, Intervention with Abusers, Juvenile Justice, Learning Disability, Management of Services for Children, Mediation, Mental Health Issues, Parenting, Paediatric Medicine, Post Natal Depression - effects on children - emotional health of the mother, Psychotherapy Practice, Public Policy, Residential Care, Restorative Justice, Risk Taking Behaviour, Risk and Resiliency, Separation/divorce and the impact on children, Sexual Abuse, Social Work Management, Social Work Research, Suicide, Therapeutic Care, Training and Education - Curriculum and assessment, Trauma Recovery.