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The Child Protection Handbook

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new edition of this popular handbook gives an authoritative, informative and accessible account of key areas of child protection practice. Covering research, policy and practice it is relevant to all professionals working in child care. No other book on child protection offers such comprehensive coverage of policy and practice. It provides research findings in all areas of child abuse, latest policies and indications of good practice, plus specialist chapters for different professionals. Chapters have been contributed by known experts in the field, both distinguished academics and practitioners. By combining the latest factual information with sophisticated analysis, it is the ideal course text for child protection programmes as well as meeting the needs of more experienced practitioners, academics and trainers.

Audience
Social workers and lecturers on social work, social policy and child protection programmes, also staff in social services training departments.

Paperback, 632 Pages

Published: April 2007

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2829-8

Contents

  • Section 1 Understanding child abuse

    Safeguarding children: a socio-historical analysis. Patterns and outcomes. Child abuse: defining, understanding and intervening. Child sexual abuse: who are the perpetrators? Common forms and consequences of child abuse. Issues of gender. Issues of culture. Issues of ethnicity. Safeguarding children with disabilities. Abuse in institutional settings

    Section 2 Managing the process of safeguarding children

    Child protection in the international and domestic civil legal context. Making enquiries under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989. Safeguarding children: the assessment challenges. Safeguarding children and integrated children’s services. Safeguarding children and case conferences. Health practitioners and safeguarding children. Safeguarding children in education. Child protection proceedings in court. The work of the children’s guardian. Child protection and the criminal justice system

    Section 3 Intervention in safeguarding children

    Partnership with parents. Individual work with children. Non-directive play therapy with children and adolescents who have been maltreated. Parenting issues and practice in safeguarding children. Working with abusing families. Working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: trauma, attachment and the search for meaning. Out-of-home care for the abused or neglected child: a review of the knowledge base for planning and practice. Safeguarding children: the manager’s perspective. Where are we now? Themes and future directions

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