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Effective Child Protection

Effective Child Protection

Second Edition

May 2008 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 judgments 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 organizations 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.

Expertise in Child Protection Work
The Social Context
Defining Child Abuse
The Difficulties of Assessing Risk
The Process of Assessing Risk
Making Decisions
Minimizing Mistakes

Provides a comprehensive understanding for students of assessment and issues involved in safeguarding children and young people

Mr David John Ellicott
Sociology and Politics, Nottingham Trent University
August 16, 2016

This book is true to the ethos it claims to present, focusing on child protection practice, and ‘child-centred practice’. It is innovative in its approach to child protection, which makes it a necessary and welcome contribution to the field.

Dr Charles Mugisha
Social Work, Birmingham City University
June 20, 2015

Essential reading to shape the discourse and consider how safeguarding has been socially constructed.

Miss Nicola Wilson
Earty Years, Exeter College
June 12, 2015

This is a sensational text, and should be considered essential reading for students and practitioners of safeguarding alike. Authoritative, accessible, and oozing gravitas.

Mr Steven Burton
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Metropolitan University
August 6, 2014

This is a very useful text for any student studying child protection and safeguarding and links with the authors other works, outputs and publications.

Ms Madeleine Burton
Ap Social Sciences, Worcester Univ.
July 10, 2014

I enjoyed reading this book, and Eileen Munro is one of the most important voices in childcare social work. I think that this is an important book even though it was first published in 2002.

Mr Philip Heslop
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
May 19, 2014

Munro is at the forefront of the academic field as regards opinions about Child Protection at this time in the UK. This second edition builds upon what was in the original and should be essential reading for all students who aim to practice in the field when qualified.

Ms Donna Price
Dept of Childhood, Social Work & Social Care, University of Chichester
April 16, 2014

A helpful and thoughtful book for health and social work professionals.

Ms Claudia Megele
Mental Health, Social Work & IPL, Middlesex Univ.
March 20, 2014

This book covers all issues relating to child protection. It covers all areas of cp indepth.

Mrs Yolande Leech
Dept of Early Years, Accrington & Rossendale College
August 15, 2013

An up to date text detailing current practice and barriers to safeguarding children and young people.

Miss Emma Clegg
Childcare, Darlington College
August 15, 2013

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