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Good Practice in Child Protection : A Manual for Professionals - Hilary Owen

Good Practice in Child Protection

A Manual for Professionals

By: Hilary Owen (Editor), Jacki Pritchard (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1993
ISBN: 9781853022050
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Good Practice in Child Protection" is a practical handbook for use by all professionals who work with child abuse cases as they get to grips with the new legislation on child protection. The contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the social services, medicine, the legal professions and the police force. The book is based on theory, but its main emphasis is on practice, and it includes exercises to improve practice in specific areas of child protection work, enabling workers to achieve the high standards now demanded. The subjects covered include: The Children Act and child protection; recognizing abuse; preventing the female genital mutilation; communicating with children about abuse; child protection case conferences; promoting inter-professional understanding; victims of child abuse; the police perspective; supervision and support of workers.

A distinguishing feature of the book is its strong practice and training orientation. The majority of chapters contain experiential exercises which can be used by teams or incorporated into training courses, many of which are focused on multi-disciplinary working... Practitioners and trainers will find much in this collection which is of value. -- British Journal of Social Work Will delight trainers. They could use the text as a pattern to mount immediate courses with stimulating exercises. -- Community Care Each chapter is fully referenced, and some include case studies and exercises. I found Good Practice in Child Protection not only interesting but educational. It was harrowing to read the case studies and descriptions, and this shows the vital need of good training, supervision and support for workers in this field or for those who come into situations in which a child may be being abused in any way. -- Nursing Standard This text would be very useful for any doctor involved in the care of children. -- Australian Family Physician

Introductionp. 1
Managing Your Own Learning in Child Protectionp. 5
The Children Act and Child Protectionp. 22
Recognition of Abusep. 39
Awareness and Recognitionp. 56
Recognition of Abuse by Workers in Other Specialismsp. 64
Preventing Female Genital Mutilation: A Practical Muitidisciplinary Approachp. 84
Children with Disabilities - A Challenge for Child Protection Proceduresp. 94
On Becoming a Tightrope Walker: Communicating Effectively with Children About Abusep. 113
Promoting Inter-Professional Understanding and Collaborationp. 125
Developing Skills in Contributing at Child Protection Conferencesp. 136
Child Protection Conferences: Maximising their Potentialp. 150
Child Protection Plans: Promoting Consistency and Accountabilityp. 165
Victims of Child Abuse Giving Evidence: Helping to Reduce the Traumap. 177
Child Protection: The Police Perspectivep. 194
Supervision and Support of Workers Involved in Child Protection Casesp. 202
Support and Supervision of Social Workers Working in the Child Protection Fieldp. 216
Contributorsp. 232
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781853022050
ISBN-10: 1853022055
Series: Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39