Proactive Child Protection and Social Work
- Liz Davies - London Metropolitan University, UK
- Nora Duckett - Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a serious and complex area of social work practice and understanding the critical skills of communicating with and listening to children's voices, and those of their advocates and survivors, is essential. In this new edition of a highly-regarded book, the authors offer a strengthened children's rights perspective and explore four main categories of child abuse - emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and physical abuse. The book also considers legal safeguards and protective processes to increase the creativity and confidence of those undertaking such work.
Locating knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from real life practice and serious case reviews, this book is an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children. This second edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include current research evidence and a focus on the neglected protection needs of sexually exploited young people, children in custody, disabled children, young carers and unaccompanied child migrants.
The revised edition of this book comes at an important time for social workers...Social workers need courage and integrity to fight for social justice for children and to do so they need to be informed by sound evidence as this book provides.
essential information that supports summative assessments
This is an excellent book for both undergraduate and post-Qualifying social work students. This is one of the best books I have read on child protection.
This book provides excellent case studies to support the Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People. It provides valuable information in the arenas of emotional, sexual and physical abuse. It considers the up-to-date legislation and is presented in an easy to follow format. A valuable addition to the BTEC course textbook.
Provides key information in a challenging and important area of work for specialists and non-specialists alike
Helpful overview of child protection work
This is by far the best book my students could use for they Child Protection unit. It is full of case studies and links theory to practice effortlessly This is very well written it is also inexpensive and I must for trainee social workers
Up to date and accessible yet considered and reflective reviews and activities for practitioners.