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Effective Child Protection

Effective Child Protection

Third Edition

December 2019 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Eileen Munro, author of the seminal Munro Review, returns in this fully revised and updated third edition. With new chapters on 'Child Protection Agencies as Complex Adaptive Systems' and 'How organisations can support more effective practice', this new edition shifts its focus from individual workers to look at the critical role that organisations play in child protection, and how individuals are affected by the complex enterprise of people, processes, cultures and agencies. It remains an essential guide to strengthening analytic and intuitive skills to improve children's safety.  

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Child Protection Agencies as Complex Adaptive Systems
Chapter 3: Expertise in Child Protection Work
Chapter 4: Evaluating complex interventions
Chapter 5: The social context
Chapter 6: Defining child abuse and neglect
Chapter 7: The Challenges of Managing Uncertainty in Practice
Chapter 8: The process of assessing risk
Chapter 9: Making decisions
Chapter 10: How organisations can support effective practice
Chapter 11: Conclusion

This book is a great catalyst for not only practitioners working with children and families but also those studying this area. The continually evolving nature of child protection and working with families and children is central to the approach take n in the text and affords the reader opportunity to consider their role, practice and professional development needs. The books overall design and approach enable professionals and students to consider how effective child Protection might be shaped, facilitated and evaluated while offering a critical yet balanced perspective on the challenges in working is such contexts.  


Dr Tracey Wornast
HEA Fellow and Programme Director at Canterbury Christchurch University

This is a very informative book,
the content is imperative within specific modules, informing practice .

Miss marie bradwell
Children and Young People, University of St Mark And St John
February 6, 2020

This book stimulates thought amongst students, and provides some useful conceptualisations that assist in child welfare practice.

Professor Brian Taylor
Sociology & Applied Social Studies, Ulster University
May 12, 2020

great book for both pre and post reg students

Mrs jen menzies
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University
February 28, 2020