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Public Services Inspection in the UK

by Kieran Walshe(contrib.) ; Clive Grace(contrib.) ; Steve Martin(ed.) ; Jane Martin(contrib.) ; David Lock(contrib.) ; John Raine(contrib.) ; James Downe(contrib.) ; Howard Davis(ed.) ; Steve Bundred(contrib.) ; Chris Johns(contrib.) ; John Clarke(contrib.)
Public Services Inspection in the UK by Kieran Walshe
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Public Services Inspection in the UK provides a detailed account of the changing role of inspection in public services management. It analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement.Contributors describe current inspection methods across the key public sectors of education, social care, the criminal justice system, local government services and healthcare, and examine the underlying issues and tensions associated with public services inspection. They compare approaches adopted in different parts of the UK and present evidence that can be drawn on to develop more effective practice, as well as offering recommendations for future policy and research.Public Services Inspection in the UK is essential reading for public service managers, social workers, policy makers, researchers, academics, students and professionals working in public services who have an involvement in the inspection process.Research Highlights in Social WorkThis topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice. The project is under the editorial direction of Professor Joyce Lishman, Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at the Robert Gordon University.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; August 2008
164 pages; ISBN 9781846428302
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Title: Public Services Inspection in the UK
Author: Kieran Walshe; Clive Grace; Steve Martin; Jane Martin; David Lock; John Raine; James Downe; Howard Davis; Steve Bundred; Chris Johns; John Clarke