‘We must embrace this opportunity to develop different, less bureaucratic, and more efficient and more relational ways to deliver services and provide support.That means challenging the prevailing orthodoxies around how things must be done.Edited by NCB’s Enver Solomon, ‘Rethinking Children’s Services: Fit for the Future?
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more.
Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.
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05 April 2016Catch22 and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) have today brought together some of the most influential figures – from government advisers, local authorities, academia and leading voluntary sector organisations – to contribute to a collection of essays, exploring new perspectives on how to do better for vulnerable children across the country.
Heller swerves between puckish satire, brutal drama, and a genuinely terrifying climax, introducing us to one-of-a-kind characters like Captain Yossarian, who consistently fails in his efforts to be ruled insane, and Milo Minderbinder, a ruthless war profiteer.
This could be the 20th century’s most powerful—and funny—anti-war novel. Charge more for an electronic version than for even the hard copy.Five years on, it is worrying how little has changed.Services remain too transactional; children are too often passed from professional to professional, with boxes being ticked and paperwork filed.The story begins with Yossarian in an Italian military hospital where he is forced to censor letters He tries to stay in the hospital faking illnesses, but finally leaves.Back in his squadron the missions begin to drive him crazy so Yossarian tries to convince Doc Daneeka that he is ill and should not fly. Yossarian is convinced that everyone wants to kill him, so he decides to live forever or die trying.Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time.These essays present brave and bold thinking on how services could be improved in the long-term.Most importantly, they embrace the urgent need for change and seek to positively challenge the status quo.’‘It is nearly five years since Eileen Munro undertook her wide-reaching review of child protection, concluding that a new system must be more “child-centred”.The book has been designed to promote fresh thinking and practical ideas as children’s services struggle against a backdrop of tightened budgets, increasing demand and mixed outcomes.Political and public scrutiny is at an all time high, with vulnerable children at the forefront of the policy agenda and public consciousness.