ISBN 9788132111610,Stress : From Burnout To Balance

Stress : From Burnout To Balance



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132111610

ISBN-10 8132111613

Hard Back

Number of Pages 252 Pages
Language (English)

Social work

Rescuing Railway Children focuses on runaway children in India who have used trains to take them away from home and who live on railway station platforms and in trains. It presents the issues and challenges of reaching out to these railway children, particularly through the experiences of Sathi, an NGO based in Bangalore. This organisation has chosen to work with children on railway platforms across India with the intention of reuniting them with families wherever possible. The book deals with platform outreach and focuses on shelters close to the stations. The reuniting process is examined from a practical as well as a child-rights perspective. It expands the horizons of analysis by presenting the system prevailing in the UK as a counterpoint, thus highlighting the concerns and current thinking on institutional care and fostering at an international level. TABLE OF CONTENTS : - Foreword Pramod Kulkarni Note to the Reader Acknowledgments India's Railway Children Conventions and Policies Versus Practice and Reality Platform Presence At the Shelter Protection for Children in Need A Re-Integration Camp Homecoming Spreading the Lessons of Experience Who Really Knows a Child's Need? Care and Protection Services for Children in the UK (by Kate Bulman) The Future--Railway Children in the Next Twenty Years Annexure: The Sathi Story and Civil Society Response to Children's Needs On References and Sources Inde