This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services.
Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions.
Safeguarding Children and Schools explains how schools are able to contribute to keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare, in line with Government Every Child Matters guidelines. At a time when expectations of the role of schools are evolving, this book provides guidance and support for social care professionals.
This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice.
The first edition of this popular book won praise for successfully exploring the inner world of contemporary adolescence. The new edition now also examines issues including self-harm, depression and body image disturbance. Drawing on a flexible psychodynamic approach, it gives evidence-based guidance for both experienced practitioners and students.
Acting as a guide to making the most of helping relationships, this book concentrates on the practicalities and explores how to structure the help practitioners give to young people. It is useful reading to those working in information, advice, guidance and youth support settings, whether giving first-in-line or intensive support to young people.
'Excellent resource that should be essential reading for all those considering working with young people whatever their background or discipline' - Miss Isabelle King, WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
"Barbara O'Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal--a truth-telling drug--and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner"--Back cover.
Brenda Mallon combines the latest bereavement theory with skills-based training to fill a gap in the market for a truly student-focussed and multi-disciplinary book which provides a useful framework for teaching and learning.
Increasing concern on the part of the government, criminal justice agencies, the media and public, regarding child sexual abuse has been prompted by a series of events including, cases involving the abduction, sexual abuse and murder of young children. This work evaluates the development of policy and legislative measures to control sex offenders.
This is the first textbook written in direct response to the Munro review of child protection. It will be valuable reading for students taking courses in social work with families, and also for practitioners across all fields who work on child protection.
Covering a core topic on the curriculum, this book provides students with the key knowledge and skills that they need for practice and is fully up-to-date, incorporating the findings of the Munro Report (2011).
Helps 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. This handbook explains how the child protection process works. It is suitable for students and by anyone who works with children.
This comprehensive handbook is a thoroughly up-to-date reference for all those involved in child protection work and is based on the highly successful Early Prediction and Prevention of Child Abuse, which is considered a key text in the field.
Gives an informative account of important areas of child protection practice. Covering research, policy and practice, this book is suitable for professionals working in child care. It provides research findings in various areas of child abuse, policies and indications of good practice, and specialist chapters for different professionals.
* A very readable and accessible book which is also rigorous and well researched. * Written by Jon Silverman (BBC Home Affairs Correspondent) and David Wilson (former prison governor) -- public figures with many contacts in the press and media.
Social workers operate in an increasingly ethnically diverse society, yet many of the models that they use fail to reflect that diversity. This text draws on literature from Britain and North America to explain child development from a cross-cultural, black and ecological perspective. It is intended for social workers.
This text offers a comprehensive account of how social developmental perspectives and attachment theory can illuminate practice in the field of child protection and family support. It moves from an introduction to the key theories to a detailed outline of the main methods and processes.
To understand how society works, we must take account of children as well as adults, otherwise our explanation omits an important social group. This book argues that we should start from the children's own accounts to show how the organisation of social relations provides an explanation for their social position.
Examines the field of child protection theory and practice. This book 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 multiagency child protection management.
Working with 'Denied' Child Abuse presents an innovative, safety-focused, partnership-based, model called Resolutions, which provides an alternative approach for responding rigourously and creatively to cases often deemed to be impossible or untreatable by statutory and treatment professionals.
This book explores how factors such as parent-child relationships, family networks and social support, housing, poverty and the safety of the environment impact on children's early experiences and have consequences for their later health and well-being.
Offers a selection of writing from a field of work. This book brings together key readings and commissioned material to present a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on leading and managing work with young people. It equips students with the knowledge, skills, values and principles required for qualification as a worker in the field.
The child is placed at the heart of the text and it includes substantial chapters examining key pieces of legislation, law, policy frameworks and the overreaching theoretical and research evidence to support good practice and help students gain confidence whilst on placements.
Vicky White and John Harris have drawn together the contributors' experiences of working with children in a broad range of settings, emphasising ways in which the current context of change can be used as an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision and achieve better outcomes for children and their families.
In this book, Celia Doyle and Charles Timms join forces to take your students step-by-step through the underlining theory, skills and practice of working with vulnerable children, using case examples to cover everything they need to know, from detailing the assessment process to positive interventions and family management approaches.
A manual designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse. It investigates the effects of child sexual abuse which often persist into adult life, and draws on accounts of survivors who want their voices to be heard. It offers an optimistic approach to help survivors break free from the past.
Offers an introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. This book encourages reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises. It is comprehensive and addresses professionals involved in child protection work. It is suitable for students and practitioners.
How has policy shaped the role of social workers and other professionals in protecting children and young people? Combining historical detail with sharp critical analysis, leading commentator Nigel Parton presents an overview of the complex field of child protection, from its emergence in the 19th Century to the Munro Review of 2011.
Values and their application are a continuing area of concern for those involved in work with children and families. The text develops a range of approaches to practice, utilizing case examples to illustrate the challenges, and to help practitioners with the task of reconciling competing expectations in their work with children.
Offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. The book opens with an account of the theory and describes the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour.