Thinking about Child Protection Practice

This book presents in-depth, candid case studies that are designed to allow someone studying child protection to understand the complicated, challenging situations that occur in the field.

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Author: Leigh, Jadwiga

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447332794

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 278

This unique textbook is designed to empower social work students and professionals to practise safely, responsibly and confidently. Candid accounts provide in-depth case studies in how to use theory and research in situations of pressure and dilemma.

Child Protection Practice

An inspiring declaration of the need for a new, intimate approach to child protection, this ground-breaking book lays the foundations of skilful, authoritative practice.

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Author: Harry Ferguson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230345874

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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How do practitioners step up to the professional challenge of keeping children safe? Leading author Harry Ferguson draws on his own research, personal experience and real-life case studies to challenge the way we think about child protection. This highly original and engaging book captures the daily reality of practice within life's most personal spaces, and offers a rare insight into the lived experience of working with vulnerable children, their parents and other carers. Blending diverse ideas from across the social sciences, the book addresses some of the key issues faced by practitioners today: ■ How do you navigate the private areas of a child's life – their home, their bedroom, their emotional world? ■ What do you do when confronted with parents or carers who are resistant, aggressive or deceitful? ■ Why is appropriate touch an essential element of relating to children, and how can you develop the professional resilience to use it effectively? An inspiring declaration of the need for a new, intimate approach to child protection, this ground-breaking book lays the foundations of skilful, authoritative practice. It is a must for any student or practitioner within this challenging field.

Thinking about Child Protection Practice

This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims ... considerations in the study 164 Thinking about child protection practice.

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Author: Leigh, Jadwiga

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447332800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 982

This unique textbook is designed to empower social work students and professionals to practise safely, responsibly and confidently. Candid accounts provide in-depth case studies in how to use theory and research in situations of pressure and dilemma.

Effective Child Protection

It is to be hoped that it will enjoy an even wider readership′ - Child Abuse Review This new edition is essential reading for anyone concerned with improving child protection practice.

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Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242501

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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′Effective Child Protection is a significant contribution to child welfare practice and policy...Munro offers a pathway to achieving better outcomes for children and families who are recipients of child protection services′ - Children and Youth Services Review Praise for the First Edition: `The book makes the fully justified claim [that] it will be essential reading for professionals undergoing qualifying and post-qualifying training. It is to be hoped that it will enjoy an even wider readership′ - Child Abuse Review This new edition is essential reading for anyone concerned with improving child protection practice. Building on the strengths of the first edition, it provides a deeper understanding of how practice judgements and decisions can be improved in child protection work. Updates include: - an account of how intuition, emotion, and analytic thinking are combined in practice - an analysis of how the nature of the task determines what combination is needed - an updated chapter on how we can detect errors - new material on how organisations can promote good reasoning skills - a simpler way to understand risk assessment instruments. Illustrated with detailed case studies throughout, it will be invaluable reading for students, researchers and practitioners in all areas of child protection, including social work, education, health and policing. Eileen Munro is a Reader in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, specialising in child protection. Other publications include Child Protection (SAGE 2006).

Handbook for Child Protection Practice

When assessing the suicidality of a caregiver, it is important to explore the caregiver's thoughts and plans about the children in his or her care.

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Author: Howard Dubowitz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452221434

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

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The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.

Culturally Competent Public Child Welfare Practice

Among these are the concepts of the rights of the child , the best ... in the thinking about child welfare and the nature of child welfare practice .

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Author: Krishna Samantrai

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015052666347

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This text presents a model of practice that stems from the goodness-of-fit between the child's needs (physical, developmental, social-emotional) and the parent's ability to adequately meet those needs according to the prevailing norms of society. Samantrai integrates policy, human behavior theories, issues in practice, skills of practice, multiculturalism, child abuse and neglect, and she develops and refines these concepts into the skills specifically needed by those working in public child welfare.

Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection

This comprehensive international study provides a cross-national analysis of different understandings of errors and mistakes and lessons to avoid and handle them in child protection practice, using research and knowledge from eleven ...

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Author: Biesel, Kay

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447350705

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 298

This comprehensive international study provides a cross-national analysis of different understandings of errors and mistakes and lessons to avoid and handle them in child protection practice, using research and knowledge from eleven countries in Europe and North America. Divided into country-specific chapters, each examines the pathways that lead to mistakes happening, the scale of their impact, how responsibilities and responses are decided and how practice and policy subsequently change. Considering the complexities of evolving practice contexts, this authoritative, future-oriented study is an invaluable text for practitioners, researchers and policy makers wishing to understand why child protection fails – and offers a springboard for fresh thinking about strategies to reduce future risk.

Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice

Keywords Social work supervision • Reflective supervision • Critical thinking Introduction Cleaver and Freeman (1995) wrote that working in child welfare ...

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Author: Helen Cahalane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461486275

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Child welfare is the oldest specialization within social work practice and the only specialty area in which social work is the host profession. This edited volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of practice issues relevant to contemporary child welfare professionals entering the field as well as those already working in direct service and management positions. This book’s emphasis on systemic, integrated, and evidence-informed practices at the individual, family, and organizational level is in keeping with child welfare’s core mission of child protection, family support, and permanency for youth. This volume also explores the challenges and opportunities present in a contemporary practice environment, which are driven by the attainment of defined outcomes, fiscal limitations, and the need for an informed professionalized child welfare workforce.

The Smallest Victims A History of Child Maltreatment and Child Protection in America

Industry opposed the Bureau's efforts at regulating child labor, ... Freud's ideas have declined in popularity in child welfare practice, his thoughts were ...

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Author: Herbert C. Covey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440860720

Category: History

Page: 291

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This book provides a review of how child maltreatment has been socially constructed, ignored, and formally responded to as it tells the story of how America's system of child protection has evolved. Additionally, it identifies key questions and related issues. • Assumes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex topics of child maltreatment and child protection • Grounds an emotionally provocative social issue in history so that child abuse, exploitation, and fatalities due to maltreatment may be efficiently addressed and/or prevented • Analyzes the history child trafficking and sex abuse in America, prominent contemporary problems • Features images, case examples, and a timeline to help guide readers through the evolution of child maltreatment and protection in America

Child Protection

Child Protection is part of an exciting new series from SAGE.

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Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412911796

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 192

Child Protection is part of an exciting new series from SAGE. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer comprehensive introductions to core subjects, encouraging students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates. Child Protection offers readers an accessible overview of the core themes in child abuse and child protection, helping readers understand both the theory and practice involved in child protection, as well as enhancing their thinking skills in line with course requirements.

Ebook Child Abuse An evidence base for confident practice

This best-selling text has been used by countless students, practitioners and researchers as a key reference on child protection issues.

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Author: David Wilkins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248094

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 520

This best-selling text has been used by countless students, practitioners and researchers as a key reference on child protection issues. The book demystifies this complex and emotionally-charged area, outlining research, history, social policy and legislation, as well as the theory and practice underpinning child protection work. Written by influential academics and practitioners, this updated edition looks at child protection practices in a global context and provides: • The latest research and thinking on the causes and consequences of child abuse, including new insights about the relationship between deprivation, poverty and abuse and neglect • An overview of child protection practices, ranging from the 19th Century to recent policy and practice changes, including the widespread adoption of practice models and attempts to improve the quality of social work services Using examples to highlight key discussions and points, this book will enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills of practitioners, supervisors and managers.

Culture and Child Protection

Similar theoretical orientations can be found in child protection work. ... in which interventions occur and support the thinking that rests behind them.

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Author: Marie Connolly

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843102700

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 462

This work is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection. It proposes effective strategies to assist social workers in responding to diverse needs and circumstances.

Child Protection in Development

fered for the increasing containment of children within designated spaces are ... to naturalise further the spatialised thinking around child protection.

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Author: Michael Bourdillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980155

Category: Science

Page: 190

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Every day millions of children in developing countries face adversities of many kinds, yet there is a shortage of sound evidence concerning their plight and an urgent need to identify the most appropriate and effective policy responses from among the multiple approaches that exist. This collection of journal papers aims to engage with researchers and debates in the field so as to understand better some of the numerous risks confronted by children in developing countries. It highlights the complexity of protecting children in various forms of adversity, challenges conventional wisdom about what protects children, demonstrates why it is essential to consult with children to protect them successfully, and suggests that successful protection must be based on strong empirical understanding of the situation and the perspectives of children and communities involved. The contributors are all experienced researchers and practitioners who have worked for many years with children in developing countries. The book offers suggestions for reform of current child protection policies, based on empirical findings around a range of child protection concerns, including children’s work, independent migration, family separation, early marriage, and military occupation. Together, the contributions provide a body of knowledge important to humanitarian and development policy and practice. This book was published as a special issue of Development in Practice.

Challenging Child Protection

This book challenges our conceptions of child protection and encourages readers to think critically about why children are harmed by adults, how society views child abuse and how this informs practice.

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Author: Lorraine Waterhouse

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007605

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Challenging Child Protection offers a ground-breaking new perspective which will illuminate and improve the professional understanding and practice of social workers and child protection workers. Taking a fresh look at the principles underlying child protection, this book provides a thought-provoking analysis of the evidence base which underpins professional understanding and intervention. It outlines the ways in which agencies have worked to prevent child abuse and neglect and traces key changes in UK policy, as well as situating these amid wider trends in Europe. With contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, including philosophy and anthropology, this is a uniquely diverse collection of academic perspectives. This book challenges our conceptions of child protection and encourages readers to think critically about why children are harmed by adults, how society views child abuse and how this informs practice.

Child Abuse

This book will add value to a wide range of professionals in this important field." Dr Karen Treisman, Clinical Psychologist, Trainer "This is an important addition to the child abuse and child protection literature.

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Author: David Wilkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 033524808X

Category: Child abuse

Page: 392

View: 813

This best-selling text has been used by countless students, practitioners and researchers as a key reference on child protection issues. The book demystifies this complex and emotionally-charged area, outlining research, history, social policy and legislation, as well as the theory and practice underpinning child protection work. Written by influential academics and practitioners, this updated edition looks at child protection practices in a global context and provides: - The latest research and thinking on the causes and consequences of child abuse, including new insights about the relationship between deprivation, poverty and abuse and neglect - An overview of child protection practices, ranging from the 19th Century to recent policy and practice changes, including the widespread adoption of practice models and attempts to improve the quality of social work services Using examples to highlight key discussions and points, this book will enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills of practitioners, supervisors and managers. "This is an important, varied, well-structured, and interesting academic contribution to the area of child protection, neglect, and child abuse. The authors draw on a range of literature, theories, and the extant evidence-base to present a breadth of chapters, from global perspectives on child abuse, to the history of child abuse, to reflections for the future of child protection work. This book will add value to a wide range of professionals in this important field." Dr Karen Treisman, Clinical Psychologist, Trainer "This is an important addition to the child abuse and child protection literature. Drawing from a variety of current research carried out by professionals and academics from a range of disciplines, this book will be an excellent companion for students, academics and practitioners working in this challenging but important area of work." Dr Elena Martellozzo, Online child protection expert. Middlesex University, UK "This is a comprehensive text which explores the legislative, cultural and historic context in which today's child protection has been shaped. Building on previous editions, it provides a valuable and up-to-date insight into contemporary child protection practice." Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Advisor (Online Protection), The Education People "How did we get to where we are in our response to child abuse - and what might the future hold? This book provides a timely, comprehensive and thoughtful response to this question; demonstrating the importance of understanding our journey to present day practices if we are to improve the protection of children in the future. Integrating historical, sociological, psychological and biological perspectives, and grappling with the ethical as well as practical challenges of child abuse responses, the authors provide us with an overview upon which we must learn from past successes, as well as tragedies, as we utilise and further build an evidence base for confident social work practices around the world. " Dr Carlene Firmin, Principal Research Fellow in Contextual Safeguarding, University of Bedfordshire, UK

The Management of Child Protection Services

At these, representatives from the Department of Health on occasion give insight into current Government thinking on child protection. For example, in 1994, ...

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Author: Robert Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429807329

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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First published in 1999, The Management of Child Protection Services is not about child abuse but about child protection. It is about the arrangements that professionals from different disciplines make to ensure they operate together effectively to protect the most vulnerable children in society. The book examines five different contexts of child protection: historical, cross-cultural, structural, managerial and professional and consideration of the operation of Area Child Protection Committees. In exploring these contexts, the book seeks to address such questions as: ‘how can universal standards be applied to protect vulnerable children whilst avoiding ethnocentrism?’ and ‘from where are derived, historically, and cross-culturally, the models of child protection adopted in the UK today?’ It also seeks to identify the different professional contexts, roles and contributions of agencies involved in child protection, with a view to promoting interdisciplinary understanding. These questions and understandings are necessary if changes currently being contemplated are to enhance the effectiveness of child protection.

Child Welfare in Football

An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game Celia Brackenridge, ... I think there's a big opportunity for us to communicate good practice to the ...

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Author: Celia Brackenridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134193516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection, social policy, and the culture and governance of sport. It covers: The youth soccer context — twenty-first century family life, the sports policy background, and the organisation, governance and culture of the English game Research findings — the experiences of children and young people, parents and carers, coaches, teachers, referees, Child Protection Officers, Football Development Officers, and those involved in women’s, disability and professional soccer Issues in social policy research — methodological, ethical and management challenges Conclusions and implications — the benefits and limitations of different approaches to the protection of children and young people in sport. For researchers, professionals and decision-makers, this text provides important new insight into the impact of child protection policies, and into the potential for evidence-based practice in youth sport.

Protecting Aboriginal Children

Media Interest in Child Protection Today's child protection practitioner lives with the ongoing possibility that her practice will come under media ...

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Author: Chris Walmsley

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774841719

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Since the 1980s, bands and tribal councils have developed unique community-based child welfare services to better protect Aboriginal children. Protecting Aboriginal Children explores contemporary approaches to the protection of Aboriginal children through interviews with practising social workers employed at Aboriginal child welfare organizations and the child protection service in British Columbia. It places current practice in a sociohistorical context, describes emerging practice in decolonizing communities, and identifies the effects of political and media controversy on social workers. This is the first book to document emerging practice in Aboriginal communities and describe child protection practice simultaneously from the point of view of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social worker.