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Ashworth, P. (2003) ‘An approach to phenomenological psychology: the contingencies of the lifeworld’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 145–56.
Bordo, S. (1993) Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.
Burkitt, I. (1999) Bodies of Thought: Embodiment, Identity and
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1 Embodiment

Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, stands a mighty commander, an unknown sage – he is called Self. He lives in your body, he is your body.

(Nietzsche, 1961 [1883], p. 62)

At first glance you might be curious about why we're including a unit on bodies, or rather embodiment – the process or state of living in a body – in relation to social psychology. The body has gen
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3.1 Choice of placements

Activity 3: Where are children ‘looked after’?

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2.3 ‘Looked-after’ children

There are 70,000 ‘looked-after’ children in the UK (National Statistics, 2005). Children are ‘looked after’ when they are:

  • in care (this term refers to children who are the subject of a care order made by a body with legislative powers) and are accommodated

or

  • provided with accommodation, by voluntary agreement with those having parental responsibility for the child.

The t
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2.2 ‘Children in need’

All local authorities in the UK have a duty to provide services that look after the welfare of children. This duty is underpinned by the Children Act 1989 (England and Wales), the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995. The term ‘children in need’ derives from such legislation.

‘Children in need’ are defined similarly in legislation for each nation of the UK. The Children Act 1989 (England and Wales) section 17(10), for example, defines child
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1 The circumstances of separation

In this first section, we want you to think about the circumstances of children separated from their parents, why such separations might occur and the different places in which children can live.

Activity 1: Learning about children who live apart from their parents


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