Child Protection Practice

Author: Harry Ferguson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344623

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 5834

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.

Handbook for Child Protection Practice

Author: Howard Dubowitz,Diane DePanfilis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145222143X

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

View: 3020

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.

Thinking about Child Protection Practice

Case Studies for Critical Reflection and Discussion

Author: Leigh, Jadwiga,Laing, Jane

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447332792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 1051

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.

The Child Protection Practice Manual

Training Practitioners How to Safeguard Children

Author: Consultant Paediatrician Gayle Hann,Caroline Fertleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198707703

Category: Child abuse

Page: 304

View: 8948

Around 85 children die each year in the UK due to abuse or neglect. A number of these deaths are later deemed preventable because the child involved was known to either social services or to a health professional. Cases such as those of Baby P and Victoria Climbie highlighted the failings of these organisations, ones set up to safeguard children. It is the responsibility of every health professional worldwide to identify and respond to child abuse and yet that very responsibility is both emotionally and strategically challenging. The Child Protection Practice Manual: Training practitioners how to safeguard children equips professionals with the ability to recognise a child at risk and the knowledge of how to work with a child already suffering abuse. Practical advice is offered on how to navigate the multi-disciplinary processes. Fictional case studies and exercises immerse the reader in scenarios, from which the authors lead readers through learning points, recommendations, and legislation. With new definitions in child protection ranging from child sexual exploitation, gang violence, radicalisation and internet bullying through to female genital mutilation, witchcraft and spirit possession, honour based violence and forced marriage, this book will be a valuable resource.

Supervising Child Protection Practice: What Works?

An Evidence Informed Approach

Author: Lynne McPherson,Noel Macnamara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319500368

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 323

This book presents a model of supervision that is based on both contemporary theory and research, which is strongly contextualized to child and family social work. It draws directly from analysis of in-depth interviews with experienced and post graduate qualified supervisors and supervisees about ‘what works’ in supervision. These findings bring ‘news of difference’ in relation to social work supervision offering hope, inspiration and a contemporary model of supervisory practice.

Principles of Child Protection

Management and Practice

Author: Anne Lawrence

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335226116

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

View: 9934

Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection theory and practice. The author reviews the literature on social and cultural definitions and patterns of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and the nature of childhood itself, and examines the forces that have helped to determine current multiagency child protection management.

Child Protection Practices in Ireland

A Case Study

Author: Helen Buckley,Caroline Skehill,Eoin O'Sullivan

Publisher: Oak Tree Press (Ireland)


Category: Abused children

Page: 217

View: 7086

Based on a research study of child protection practices in one health board region in Ireland, this study focuses on the work of a range of practitioners including social workers, Gardai, public health nurses and child care workers. It underlines the complexities around the issue, highlighting areas where professional and political attention and investment could lead to improvements in practices and outcomes.

Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice

Author: Helen Cahalane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461486270

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 8743

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.

Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

Author: Alan Dettlaff,Rowena Fong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979044

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1303

Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these systems, they often have multiple and complex needs that must be addressed to ensure children’s safety and well-being. Culturally competent practice with Latino, Asian, and African immigrants requires that professionals understand the impact of immigration and acculturation on immigrant families to conduct adequate assessments and provide interventions that respond appropriately to their needs. Professionals also need to be familiar with federal and state policies that affect immigrant families and how those policies may affect service delivery. At the system level, child welfare agencies need to educate and train a culturally competent workforce that responds appropriately to children and families from diverse cultures. This book addresses these critical issues and provides recommendations for the development of culturally competent assessment, intervention, and prevention activities in child welfare agencies. This information can be used as a resource by child welfare administrators, practitioners, and students to improve the child welfare system’s response to immigrant children and families and promote culturally competent practice. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Public Child Welfare.

Reforming Child Protection

Author: Bob Lonne,Nigel Parton,Jane Thomson,Maria Harries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134109245

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 9504

Child protection is one of the most high profile and challenging areas of social work, as well as one where children’s lives and family life are seen to be at stake. Vital as child protection work is, this book argues that there is a pressing need for change in the understanding and consequent organization of child protection in many English speaking countries. The authors present compelling evidence from around the globe demonstrating that systems across the Western world are failing children, families and social workers. They then set out a radical plan for reform: Providing an overview of contemporary child protection policies and practices across the English speaking world Presenting a clear and innovative theoretical framework for understanding the problems in the child protection system Developing an alternative, ethical framework which locates child protection in the broader context of effective and comprehensive support for children, young people and families at the neighbourhood and community levels Grounded in the recent and contemporary literature, research and scholarly inquiry, this book capitalises on the experiences and voices of children, young people, families and workers who are the most significant stakeholders in child protection. It will be an essential read for those who work, research, teach or study in the area.

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Author: Marie Connolly,Yvonne Crichton-Hill,Tony Ward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102706

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 4146

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.

Effective Child Protection

Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242506

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 2778

'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).

The Child in Mind

A Child Protection Handbook

Author: Judy Barker,Deborah Tamara Hodes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415426014

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 115

View: 3125

All public sector workers in contact with children and families, both in health care and allied services, need access to clearly written information about what to do if they are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child. Ensuring the safety of children who are at risk of harm is not an easy undertaking. It is sometimes difficult to assess the significance of information about a child, to gauge its seriousness or decide what to do next. This handbook will help health service workers negotiate the complexities of child protection practice, with the aim of preventing abuse and neglect and protecting children from further harm once it has occurred. The text explains how the child protection process works. It covers all the key areas of child protection practice, including: risk assessment physical, sexual and emotional abuse neglect the child protection conference key changes in the legal framework and their application in practice. Clarifying a complex area of work, The Child in Mind provides sound advice aimed at improving individual practice. It is unique in that although it is directed to all health care workers, it can be used as part of in-service training, as a handy reference for students and indeed by anyone who works with children.

Gender and Child Protection

Author: Jonathan Scourfield

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403914036

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4761

It has been widely noted in the social work literature that the practice of child protection is highly gendered. When it comes to child abuse, women come under more scrutiny and men, who are more likely to present a risk of harm to children, are not engaged with. This important text takes stock of this controversial topic, examining the state of policy and theory on the subject and exploring the organisational culture and the professional knowledge and values that influence contemporary social work in the field of child welfare. Skilfully combining theory with illustrative example, it concludes by focusing on the lessons for practice.

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors

A Practical Guide

Author: Catherine Powell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240305

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 6118

Focuses on the practical aspects of safeguarding children and young people for nurses and midwives. This title offers a guide to how healthcare professionals should behave when dealing with situations of suspected or confirmed child neglect or abuse.

Child Welfare

Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice

Author: Kathleen Kufeldt,Brad McKenzie

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554583497

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 5884

Children who receive child welfare services are a vulnerable group, and their numbers are growing. All who care about them need to be fully informed about current outcomes, indicators of success and failure, and best practices. This second edition of Child Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice has a special focus on Canadian child welfare and contains entirely new material on these important themes. The book highlights major developments in child welfare and shows how these inform directions taken in research, policy, and practice. The book includes new sections on Indigenous issues and best practices, and several of its chapters review efforts to increase supports for families in need. Contributions from new and international authors illustrate the endemic nature of child welfare challenges and how we can learn from these experiences. Contributors provide recommendations for promoting best practice and enhancing resilience among children and families. Closing chapters within each section and at the end of the book summarize key theoretical and practice issues along with recommendations to improve the research, policy, and practice continuum in child welfare. The challenge is to translate good research into policy and practice in ways that enhance the life chances of children who need our care and protection.

Challenging Child Protection

New Directions in Safeguarding Children

Author: Lorraine Waterhouse,Janice McGhee

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007602

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 9577

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.

Effective Child Protection

Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970828

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 4556

Broad coverage of child protection for students and practitioners and for those in the allied professions. Updated to include important issues such as detecting errors and how to combine intuition, emotion and analytic thinking.

Effective Participatory Practice

Family Group Conferencing in Child Protection

Author: Marie Connolly,Margaret MacKenzie

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202365831

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 4349

In 1989, New Zealand formalized the social work trend toward involving the family in child protection decision-making processes. Central to this legislation is the Family Group Conference, based on indigenous Maori decision-making practices. Connolly (social work, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand) and McKenzie (community and family studies, U. of Otago, New Zealand) discuss the social construction of family decision-making, the country's experience with this empowering model, international adaptations, and the necessity of a sound theoretical basis--which they provide in their Effective Participatory Practice model exemplified in two case studies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR