Managing Children’s Services provides underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to manage and administer children’s services effectively. Written in three parts, Managing Children’s Services first introduces philosophical and marketplace perspectives. It then deals with an introduction to management, including theories and structures of childcare. The third part covers a broad range of issues involved in administration, such as financial management, office administration and organisational planning. It also includes additional references and links for supporting material to assist staff and students in broadening their knowledge well beyond the text.