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Publication date: 18 October 2018

Hedy Cleaver, Wendy Rose, Elizabeth Young and Rebecca Veitch

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of pregnancy or baby loss on families, and their ability to access suitable support. Miscarriage and stillbirth are not…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of pregnancy or baby loss on families, and their ability to access suitable support. Miscarriage and stillbirth are not rare events and losing a baby can have an overwhelming and long-term impact on parents and on existing and subsequent children.

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This paper provides an overview of current relevant research, policy and practice.

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Much research and service provision focuses on pregnancy or baby loss for parents without living children. This is predicated on the widely held assumption that existing children provide a protective factor mitigating the loss and going on to have another child is the best antidote to grief. Research does not substantiate this but highlights the difficulties parents experience when coping with pregnancy or baby loss alongside the needs of looking after existing children.

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The identification of a “hidden” group of parents and children whose mental health and wellbeing is at risk without the provision of services. A tailored approach to the needs of the family is called for, including greater collaboration between statutory and third sector organisations.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 17 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Publication date: 4 May 2008

Rupert Hughes and Wendy Rose

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 20 January 2017

David P. Stowell, Tim Moore and Jeff Schumacher

Are hedge funds heroes or villains? Management of Blockbuster, Time Warner, Six Flags, Knight-Ridder, and Bally Total Fitness might prefer the “villain” appellation, but…

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Are hedge funds heroes or villains? Management of Blockbuster, Time Warner, Six Flags, Knight-Ridder, and Bally Total Fitness might prefer the “villain” appellation, but Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and HealthSouth shareholders might view management as the real villains and hedge funds as vehicles to oust incompetent corporate managers before they run companies into the ground or steal them through fraudulent transactions. Could the pressure exerted by activist hedge funds on targeted companies result in increased share prices, management accountability, and better communication with shareholders? Or does it distract management from its primary goal of enhancing long-term shareholder value?

To determine the benefits and disadvantages of activist hedge fund activity from the perspective of corporate management and shareholders; to examine if a hedge fund's suggested corporate restructuring could create greater shareholder value; and to explain the changing roles and perspectives of hedge funds.

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Kellogg School of Management Cases, vol. no.
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2474-6568
Published by: Kellogg School of Management

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Publication date: 30 June 2010

Rupert Hughes and Wendy Rose

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 5 no. 3
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ISSN: 1746-6660

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 1 December 2007

Angie Bartoli

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 31 December 2009

Ray Jones

The article explores the drivers for legislative and policy change in children's social care in England over the past 60 years. It describes the factors that led to the…

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The article explores the drivers for legislative and policy change in children's social care in England over the past 60 years. It describes the factors that led to the major children's social care legislation and explores how these ‘drivers for change’ varied in their importance over time. Particular attention is given to the impact of research evidence as a driver for change among, for example tragedy and media scandal, political developments and changes in practice prompting legislative reform. The article also notes how research has at times provided a background for change while not explicitly promoting the change itself. The use of performance information and research in shaping and monitoring change is seen to have increased in the past 30 years, but with continuing tensions between a natural and necessary research timescale and the political wish for quick and clear answers to pressing issues.

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 15 July 2019

Jihee Choi and Soobin Seo

This study aims to investigate consumer responses to cause-related marketing (CRM) implemented by socially stigmatized industries, especially in fast food restaurants.

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate consumer responses to cause-related marketing (CRM) implemented by socially stigmatized industries, especially in fast food restaurants.

Design/methodology/approach

This experimental study uses a 2 (degree of perceived fit) × 2 (complementary fit) × 2 (brand equity) between-subjects design.

Findings

Results show significant interaction effects between the degree of fit and brand equity and complementary fit and brand equity on consumers’ brand evaluation. When a company with high brand equity chooses a high fit (vs low fit) or complementary fit (vs non-complimentary fit) for CRM promotion, this leads to consumers’ more positive attitude and higher intent to participate in CRM promotion.

Practical implications

This study provides practical implications for designing effective CRM promotion in the stigmatized industry such as fast food restaurants and casino.

Originality/value

Given the increased demand on CRM in the hospitality industry, the paper contributes to extend the realm of CRM literatures by investigating antecedents affecting consumers’ responses toward the CRM in the stigmatized companies or brands.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 31 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 18 September 2017

Michael Little

The purpose of this paper is to explore the aspects of social work for children, primarily in England.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the aspects of social work for children, primarily in England.

Design/methodology/approach

It is based on reflections on research undertaken by the author prior to 1995 and after 2015.

Findings

The paper explores the interaction between people – effective leaders and practitioners – and systems.

Research limitations/implications

It is an opinion piece, and does not present findings from a single study.

Practical implications

It urges systems that do not restrict the capability of practitioners.

Social implications

The value of social work services at times of significant social disadvantage demands strong public policy attention.

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The study draws on several research and case studies in over 20 English local authorities

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 12 no. 2-3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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