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2020

Framed to fit? Challenging the domestic abuse 'story' in child protection

Ferguson, G., Featherstone, B. & Morris, K., 1 Mar 2020, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 8, 1, p. 25 - 40 16 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Rethinking child protection and adoption: achieving social justice in practice

Stevens, C., Proctor, F., Rishworth, B., Boorman, A., Unwin, A., Featherstone, B. & Bilson, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 8, 1, p. 125-132 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Social Workers’ Reflections on Ethics in Relation to Adoption in the UK: Everywhere but Nowhere?

Featherstone, B. & Anna Gupta, 1 Apr 2020, In : British Journal of Social Work. 50, 3, p. 833-849 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Toward Full Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Case Study Research: Insights From Investigating Child Welfare Inequalities

Mason, W., Morris, K., Webb, C., Daniels, B., Featherstone, B., Bywaters, P., Mirza, N., Hooper, J., Brady, G., Bunting, L. & Scourfield, J., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 14, 2, p. 164-183 20 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding out of Home Care Rates in Northern Ireland: A Thematic Analysis of Mixed Methods Case Studies

Mason, W., Morris, K., Featherstone, B., Bunting, L., Davidson, G., Mccartan, C., Bywaters, P. & Webb, C., 9 Aug 2020, In : British Journal of Social Work. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Paradoxical evidence on ethnic inequities in child welfare: towards a research agenda

Bywaters, P., Scourfield, J., Webb, C., Morris, K., Featherstone, B., Brady, G., Jones, C. & Sparks, T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 96, p. 145-154 10 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Poverty, inequality, child abuse and neglect: Changing the conversation across the UK in child protection?

Featherstone, B., Morris, K., Daniel, B., Bywaters, P., Brady, G., Bunting, L., Mason, W. & Mirza, N., 1 Feb 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 97, p. 127-133 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)
2018

Inequalities in English Child Protection Practice under Austerity: A Universal Challenge?

Bywaters, P., Brady, G., Bunting, L., Daniel, B., Featherstone, B., Jones, C., Morris, K., Scourfield, J., Sparks, T. & Webb, C., Feb 2018, In : Child and Family Social Work. 23, 1, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
38 Citations (Scopus)

Let’s stop feeding the risk monster: Towards a social model of ‘child protection’

Featherstone, B., Gupta, A., Morris, K. & Warner, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Families, Relationships and Societies. 7, 1, p. 7-22 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
35 Citations (Scopus)

Looking after Children in the UK: Convergence or Divergence?

McGhee, J., Bunting, L., Mccartan, C., Elliott, M., Bywaters, P. & Featherstone, B., 1 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Social Work. 48, 5, p. 1176-1198 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Social work, poverty, and child welfare interventions

Morris, K., Mason, W., Bywaters, P., Featherstone, B., Daniel, B., Brady, G., Bunting, L., Hooper, J., Mirza, N., Scourfield, J. & Webb, C., Aug 2018, In : Child and Family Social Work. 23, 3, p. 364-372 9 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in Child Protection Across the UK: A Comparative Analysis

Bunting, L., Mccartan, C., McGhee, J., Bywaters, P., Daniel, B., Featherstone, B. & Slater, T., 1 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Social Work. 48, 5, p. 1154-1175 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
2017

Bringing back the social: The way forward for children's social work?

Featherstone, B., Gupta, A. & Morris, K., 18 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Children's Services. 12, 2-3, p. 190-196 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Child Welfare as Justice: Why Are We Not Effectively Addressing Inequalities?

Davidson, G., Bunting, L., Bywaters, P., Featherstone, B. & Mccartan, C., 12 Sep 2017, In : British Journal of Social Work. 47, 6, p. 1641-1651 11 p.

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Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Doing Gender Locally: The Importance of 'Place' in Understanding Marginalised Masculinities and Young Men's Transitions to 'Safe' and Successful Futures

Ward, M. R. M., Tarrant, A., Terry, G., Featherstone, B., Robb, M. & Ruxton, S., 2017, In : Sociological Review. 65, 4, p. 797-815 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

'They are just good people...generally good people': perspectives of young men on relationships with social care workers in the UK

Featherstone, B., Robb, M., Ruxton, S. & Ward, M. R. M., Sep 2017, In : Children and Society. 31, 5, p. 331-341 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

“You try to keep a brave face on but inside you are in bits”: Grandparent experiences of engaging with professionals in Children’s Services

Tarrant, A., Featherstone, B., O’dell, L. & Fraser, C., 1 May 2017, In : Qualitative Social Work. 16, 3, p. 351-366 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Reclaiming Humanity: From Capacities to Capabilities in Understanding Parenting in Adversity

Gupta, A., Featherstone, B. & White, S., 1 Mar 2016, In : British Journal of Social Work. 46, 2, p. 339-354 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Telling different stories about poverty, inequality, child abuse and neglect

Featherstone, B., 1 Mar 2016, In : Families, Relationships and Societies. 5, 1, p. 147-153 7 p.

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Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

What about my dad? Black fathers and the child protection system

Gupta, A. & Featherstone, B., 1 Mar 2016, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 4, 1, p. 77-91 15 p.

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Open Access
2015

Exploring inequities in child welfare and child protection services: Explaining the 'inverse intervention law'

Bywaters, P., Brady, G., Sparks, T., Bos, E., Bunting, L., Daniel, B., Featherstone, B., Morris, K. & Scourfield, J., Oct 2015, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 57, p. 98-105 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Citations (Scopus)
2014

A marriage made in hell: Early intervention meets child protection

Featherstone, B., Morris, K. & White, S., 1 Oct 2014, In : British Journal of Social Work. 44, 7, p. 1735-1749 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
110 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Engaging fathers in child welfare services: A narrative review of recent research evidence

Maxwell, N., Scourfield, J., Featherstone, B., Holland, S. & Tolman, R., 1 May 2012, In : Child and Family Social Work. 17, 2, p. 160-169 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Citations (Scopus)
16 Citations (Scopus)

The Benefits and Challenges of Training Child Protection Social Workers in Father Engagement

Maxwell, N., Scourfield, J., Holland, S., Featherstone, B. & Lee, J., Jul 2012, In : Child Abuse Review. 21, 4, p. 299-310 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Thinking Systemically-Thinking Politically: Building Strong Partnerships with Children and Families in the Context of Rising Inequality

Featherstone, B., Broadhurst, K. & Holt, K., 1 Jun 2012, In : British Journal of Social Work. 42, 4, p. 618-633 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Citations (Scopus)

Working with Fathers around Domestic Violence: Contemporary Debates

Featherstone, B. & Fraser, C., Jul 2012, In : Child Abuse Review. 21, 4, p. 255-263 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Advocacy for parents and carers involved with children's services: Making a difference to working in partnership?

Featherstone, B., Fraser, C., Ashley, C. & Ledward, P., Aug 2011, In : Child and Family Social Work. 16, 3, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Writing fathers in but mothers out!!!

Featherstone, B., 7 May 2010, In : Critical Social Policy. 30, 2, p. 208-224 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Letting them get away with it: Fathers, domestic violence and child welfare

Featherstone, B. & Peckover, S., 1 May 2007, In : Critical Social Policy. 27, 2, p. 181-202 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

71 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Why gender matters in child welfare and protection

Featherstone, B., 1 May 2006, In : Critical Social Policy. 26, 2, p. 294-314 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

Working with Families: Messages for Policy and Practice from an Evaluation of a School-based Project

Featherstone, B. & Manby, M., Jan 2006, In : Children and Society. 20, 1, p. 30-39 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Communicating misunderstandings: Multi-agency work as social practice

White, S. & Featherstone, B., Aug 2005, In : Child and Family Social Work. 10, 3, p. 207-216 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Citations (Scopus)

Why Gender Matters for Every Child Matters

Daniel, B., Featherstone, B., Hooper, C. A. & Scourfield, J., 1 Dec 2005, In : British Journal of Social Work. 35, 8, p. 1343-1355 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Taking Fathers Seriously

Featherstone, B., 1 Mar 2003, In : British Journal of Social Work. 33, 2, p. 239-254 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)
2002

New Labour, Children’s Rights and the United Nations: ‘Could Do Better'

Featherstone, B., Fawcett, B. & Goddard, J., 2002, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 24, 4, p. 475-484 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
2001

New Labour, families and fathers

Featherstone, B. & Trinder, L., 1 Nov 2001, In : Critical Social Policy. 21, 4, p. 534-536 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
1997

Contemplating the unthinkable: Men who sexually abuse children

Featherstone, B. & Lancaster, E., 1 Nov 1997, In : Critical Social Policy. 17, 53, p. 51-71 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

What has Gender got to do with it ? Exploring Physically Abusive Behaviour Towards Children

Featherstone, B., 3 Jun 1997, In : British Journal of Social Work. 27, 3, p. 419-433 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
1994

Feminism and child abuse: Opening up some possibilities?

Featherstone, B. & Fawcett, B., 1 Dec 1994, In : Critical Social Policy. 14, 42, p. 61-80 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Making the Transition from Social Work Management Social Work Teaching: It’s the Same Difference?

Fawcett, B. & Featherstone, B., 1994, In : Social Work Education. 13, 1, p. 47-59 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
1986

Promoting the Best

Featherstone, B., 1 Mar 1986, In : Probation Journal. 33, 1, p. 39 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle