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Journal of Children's Services

Journal of Children's Services

Research informing policy and practice

ISSN: 1746-6660

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and Scope

Journal of Children’s Services (JCS) encourages the international development of research-based, outcome-focused services to better safeguard and promote the well-being of children and their families locally, nationally and internationally.

JCS improves understanding of the way that applied social research can contribute to the evidence-base and promote the integration of children’s services. This includes services delivered by health, education, social care, police, youth justice and voluntary/independent agencies.

The journal's peer-reviewed coverage includes:

child and family research
comparative child welfare policy and practice 
evidence-informed practice and evaluation of innovative services, using quantitative and/or qualitative methods
methodological issues and their application to practice
practitioner led enquiry
service user participation and engagement 
dynamics of multi-agency and inter-disciplinary working to protect and promote the well-being of children and their families 
social, political and economic analysis of childhood wellbeing 
critical discussion of the conceptual frameworks that inform service provision
promotion of initiatives to forge stronger links between research, policy and practice.

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This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

British Nursing Index, American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, Educational Research Abstracts, Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online, SocINDEX, ZETOC

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Scopus, The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

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