Child Protection Practice

Author: Harry Ferguson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344623

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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.

Handbook for Child Protection Practice

Author: Howard Dubowitz,Diane DePanfilis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145222143X

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.

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

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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.

Supervising Child Protection Practice: What Works?

An Evidence Informed Approach

Author: Lynne McPherson,Noel Macnamara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319500368

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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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.

The Child Protection Practice Manual

Training practitioners how to safeguard children

Author: Gayle Hann,Caroline Fertleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191017396

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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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. Building on this, 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 for qualified paediatricians and those in training, as well as professionals who have contact with children such as GPs, nurses, health visitors, social workers, midwives, teachers, lawyers, and community workers.

Principles of Child Protection

Management and Practice

Author: Anne Lawrence

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335226116

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

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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.

Effective Child Protection

Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242506

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).

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Author: Helen Buckley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846423826

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. Having observed case discussions and child protection conferences and interviewed professionals involved in child protection work, Helen Buckley sets out to clarify the factors that influence decision making in this field. Exploring the practice frameworks and sense-making techniques employed by child care professionals she demonstrates the importance of the cultural, political and organisational context in which the work is carried out. The processing of reported child protection concerns is followed from the earliest stages of identification to assessment, conferencing and long-term monitoring. In addition, data from interviews with parents who have been involved in child protection investigations provides a vitally important perspective for professionals. Emphasising that practice is a dynamic process requiring constant reflection and review, this book looks beyond procedural guidelines to help professionals, academics and policy makers involved with child assessment and protection to gain a deeper understanding of their work.

Child Protection Practices in Ireland

A Case Study

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

Publisher: Oak Tree Press (Ireland)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abused children

Page: 217

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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.

The Child Protection Handbook

The Practitioner's Guide to Safeguarding Children

Author: Kate Wilson,Adrian L. James

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028290

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 609

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Encompassing emotional, physical and sexual abuse, this volume offers a practical research-based account of the current principal developments in child protection practice.

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

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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 Welfare

Connecting Research, Policy and Practice

Author: Kathleen Kufeldt

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889207399

Category: Political Science

Page: 492

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In 1994 a group of researchers and decision makers met to discuss the state of child welfare. Also present were a few practitioners and two youth in care. Six years later, when they met again, the number of practitioners and youth had grown considerably and were joined by a strong contingent of foster parents. Thus the findings and insights presented were affirmed or challenged by those most affected -- those on the front line. It was an exciting event, worth capturing in book form. Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie have gathered the papers presented at the 2000 Symposium and have organised them under four themes: incidence and characteristics of child maltreatment; the continuum of care; policy and practice; and future directions. An analysis and synthesis of the work informs each of these themes, while an eight-point research agenda developed in an earlier symposium is used to assess developments to date and provide guidance for the future.

Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice

Author: Helen Cahalane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461486270

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.

Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

Author: Alan Dettlaff,Rowena Fong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979044

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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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.

Child Protection

Author: Kim Holt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137286687

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations and statutory guidance is crucial to child protection social work. Meeting the need for a dedicated text on child protection law, this book provides an accessible and practically-grounded guide to the principles, structures and processes of the law in this complex area of social work. The book starts by setting out important legislation and policy, and moves on to show how the legal framework shapes central child protection tasks such as decision-making and assessment. It covers the range and effects of short-term and emergency orders and also examines the law and practice in relation to care and supervision orders. Distinctively, the book provides guidance on how to prepare for court proceedings, including advice on writing reports and statements, as well as giving evidence in court. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection

Reforming Child Protection

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134109245

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

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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.

Social Work, Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Challenging Practice

Author: Catherine Humphreys

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861341903

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

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This report explores the problems and opportunities presented for child protection workers responding to child abuse that occurred in the context of violence towards the child(ren)'s mother. This particular aspect of domestic violence intervention is frequently overlooked as issues such as policing, child contact, interagency working and offender programmes have gained precedence in the development of intervention strategies. This report is important reading for practitioners, policy makers and managers in social services, and their equivalents in a range of other agencies involved in child protection. It is also valuable reading for social work academics and students interested in the area of domestic violence.