Child Protection: An Introduction by Chris Beckett

By Chris Beckett

`All readers can be interested in the fashion of the e-book in addition to its content material. The constitution will ensure that it isn't only a "one-off", being learn as a part of a process learn, yet a e-book that's used often as a resource of reference' - baby Abuse assessment `[Child safety offers] a transparent rationalization of the dep. of healthiness definitions of kid abuse and indicates indicators which can arouse suspicion. The routines interspersed in the textual content may each one offer chance for vigorous debate and certainly Beckett encourages this in his resulting dialogue' - coincidence and Emergency Nursing magazine `This ebook is obviously written and will be an invaluable reference for pro wishing to achieve information regarding conserving kids from baby abuse. the writer makes broad use of case examples to demonstrate issues and this provides to the transparent form of the publication' - neighborhood Practitioner `Professionals who've usual touch with youngsters (e.g., academics, psychologists, or common practitioners) may benefit from the author's very sensible method of indentifying and responding to suspected baby maltreatment. as well as being an invaluable resouce in itself, this article should be used effectively in a school room environment with social paintings scholars or as a qualified improvement instrument for brand new and skilled child-protection social employees' - magazine of family members reports baby safety offers a truly readable creation to baby security paintings. it's for social paintings scholars, skilled and non-experienced social staff and the total diversity of pros - nurses, law enforcement officials, lecturers, medical professionals - who're following up issues in regards to the abuse and overlook of youngsters. it really is according to the author's 18 years of expertise in perform in addition to his present paintings as a social paintings instructor. the cloth is gifted in a clean and available method. Chris Beckett makes vast use of case examples to demonstrate issues and inspire readers to check their very own considering. He offers transparent introductions, summaries and conclusions and invitations the reader to mirror on what's being mentioned and to narrate those issues to precise events that will be encountered in perform and daily life. half One outlines the task of a kid defense social employee - what it involves and the call for made on social staff half seems on the other ways during which young ones might be abused and ignored and considers the symptoms and symptoms in addition to the long term results. half 3 considers the motives of abuse and forget. What leads adults to mistreat their little ones or fail to supply the care and safeguard they want? half 4 explores many of the problems and dilemmas excited about baby safeguard social paintings. this can be a superb, transparent and encouraging e-book and is a needs to for an individual embarking on or already focused on baby safeguard paintings.

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As with the initial conference, the review conference discusses the risks to the child and reaches a decision on registration, though in this case the decision is whether or not to de-register the child. ) Family group conferences The idea of family group conferences is discussed approvingly in Working Together (on p. 78). It is a model developed in New Zealand where it was intended to draw on the strengths of the strong extended family networks that exist in the Maori and Paci®c Island communities, and it has been adopted in some parts of the UK.

For these sorts of reasons there has been an emphasis in Britain, since the publication of Child Protection: Messages from Research (Department of Health, 1995), on trying to reduce the number of cases dealt with under child protection procedures. 32 DOING CHILD PROTECTION WORK The key worker role The social worker who is appointed key worker for a child on the register has responsibility for making sure that the outline of the child protection plan agreed in the conference is developed into a detailed inter-agency plan.

Alternatively, some parents may be grateful to be helped and may be extremely rewarding to work with. And some children may be dif®cult, resistant and unrewarding. It is also possible to become so preoccupied with the logistics of the case, or become so preoccupied with the issues that the case raises, that you forget that the child is not just a `case' or a `cause', but a human individual ± a danger well-described in the inquiry report on the Cleveland affair: There is a danger that in looking to the welfare of the children believed to be the victims of sexual abuse the children themselves may be overlooked.

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