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

ISBN: 9780761913719

Category: Education

Page: 681

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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.

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

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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, 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

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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.

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.

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.

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).

Principles Of Child Protection: Management And Practice

Management and Practice

Author: Lawrence, Anne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335214630

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 155

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This book examines the social and cultural definitions of child abuse and child sexual abuse; social constructions of childhood; the origins of child protection practice; contemporary multi-agency approaches to child protection management and organizational perspectives in social work practice.

Effective Child Protection

Author: Eileen Munro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970828

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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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.