现代化,专业化以及私营部门的作用

This guest blog post is by Peter Matthewson. Peter is a lecturer in the Department of Social Practice at Unitec. He has previously worked as a 浙江十一选五工作者 in the former Department of Social Welfare, in the Probation Service, and in 精神健康.

的‘Expert Panel’在晦涩的企业演讲中,其任务是制定“计划级商业案例”,以使“儿童青年和家庭”现代化,这显然是由政治议程和 预定信息 可能会交付给安妮·托利(Anne Tolley)。此外,提供给‘Expert Panel’建议对我们的职业进行隐蔽的攻击。

This evokes, for me, a strong sense of déjà vu regarding the fate of the New Zealand Probation Service in the late 1990s.  It is worth telling this story in some detail.  The Probation Service in New Zealand derives from the British tradition of probation which had a strong social work ethos.  When I started as a 浙江十一选五工作者 with the then Department of Social Welfare, in the early 1980s, probation officers (employed by the then Department of Justice) were also part of the 浙江十一选五工作者 public service occupational class.  When I joined the Probation Service in 1990, a social work qualification was a prerequisite.  Although the service was renamed as Community Corrections in the early 1990s the changes remained largely cosmetic, and probation officers had successfully resisted being renamed as community corrections officers. However, in 1995 the Department of Justice was restructured with Community Corrections and the prison service forming the new Department of Corrections.

新自由主义和管理主义议程开始主导这个新部门。尽管罪犯的康复仍然是主要重点,但是在狭窄的心理术语中定义了罪犯的康复,特别强调了个人对行为的责任和源自认知行为疗法的干预措施,旨在分析罪犯的错误思维和教学选择。在这种情况下,缓刑官员从本身具有专业资格(具有公认的资格,专业协会和道德守则)的职位,减少为负责执行由心理学家设计的风险评估和程序的技术人员。缓刑官职位的浙江十一选五工作资格要求被放弃,并且招募了更多人,特别是前警察和监狱官。这可能是等待CYF浙江十一选五工作者的命运吗?当然,与惩教署可以随意更改缓刑官员职务的资格要求不同的是,‘social worker’已写入《儿童,年轻人及其家庭法》和其他法律。这可能是部长内阁文件第37段指出的原因之一‘CYF现代化业务案例产生的建议可能需要进行立法更改’.

审查范围还包括“儿童,青年和家庭的核心作用和宗旨;并有机会更加专注于此,包括将某些服务外包。当然‘outsourcing’为儿童,家庭和非政府组织提供的浙江十一选五服务并不是什么新鲜事,这早于1925年的《儿童福利法》,并且最近在“差异响应”计划中得到了体现。那部长打算做什么呢?一份报告建议一种可能性 英国政府计划将弱势儿童的服务外包, including foster care, to profit making enterprises. 的multinational corporation 塞尔科 被指定为潜在竞标者。 塞尔科已经在应成为公共服务部门中站稳了脚跟‘market’ in this country, managing the Mt Eden and Wiri prisons. 塞尔科’s other claims to fame, or rather infamy, include managing Australia’s immigration detention centres (which have been repeatedly condemned by the UN for flagrant human rights violations) and managing the UK’s nuclear weapons systems. 的worst case scenario of LTD 浙江十一选五工作者s being supplanted by 儿童保护 officers or similar, implementing a punitive model of practice, and actually employed by 塞尔科 or its ilk, is a horrifying prospect. See, for example, this recent report 上 the 塞科经营移民拘留中心 在英国。

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