Child Protection

Author: Kim Holt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137286695
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations and statutory guidance is crucial to child protection social work. Meeting the need for a dedicated text on child protection law, this book provides an accessible and practically-grounded guide to the principles, structures and processes of the law in this complex area of social work. The book starts by setting out important legislation and policy, and moves on to show how the legal framework shapes central child protection tasks such as decision-making and assessment. It covers the range and effects of short-term and emergency orders and also examines the law and practice in relation to care and supervision orders. Distinctively, the book provides guidance on how to prepare for court proceedings, including advice on writing reports and statements, as well as giving evidence in court. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection

Proactive Child Protection and Social Work

Author: Liz Davies
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857259733
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Child Protective Services

Author: Diane Depanfilis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788119484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.

Critical Issues in Child Welfare

Author: Joan F. Shireman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539274
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reconfigured for easier classroom use, this text begins with the issues facing at-risk children and families and then describes the intricacies of the child-welfare system and the role of protective services, family preservation, out-of-home care, foster care, adoption, and services for adolescents. New material addresses mental health and early childhood education in detail; the critical challenge of poverty and substance abuse; the importance of the community in shaping child welfare services; racial disproportionality; LGBT issues; family advocacy; emancipation; independent living; and changes to families’ legal and civil rights.

Social Work Law

Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1408294060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A thorough understanding of the law and legal processes relating to their area of practice is essential for all social workers; at any time the social worker must know what options for intervention are, or are not, available to them and how such intervention may be legally achieved. Social Work Law is a comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to the legal framework that any social worker or student of social work needs to know.

Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137267240
Format: PDF, Docs
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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and families. Focused on four major themes - family support work, child protection, adoption and fostering, residential child care – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book argues that the skill of the social worker can have life-enhancing consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Safeguarding Adults

Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113728997X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk. In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults. In this book Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework. Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law. The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection Alison Brammer is a qualified solicitor with specialist experience working in Social Services, including child protection, adoption, mental health and community care. She coordinates the MA in Adult Safeguarding and the MA in Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University, UK.

Child Protection in America

Author: John E. B. Myers
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195169352
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This sweeping account analyzes the theory and policies that have shaped today's child protection system.

Focus on Social Work Law

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ISBN: 9781137017833
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Palgrave Macmillan's new Focus on Social Work Law series is a series of short, compact guides to the principles, structures and processes of particular areas of the law as they apply to social work practice. Providing a distinct range of study/reference resources for the student and practitioner which are suited to learning and practice in a variety of environments, they offer focused, digestible and navigable content for readers in an easily portable form. In brief, the series will help students and practitioners to: o come to terms with unfamiliar (legal) language; o apply the 'big picture' to narrow areas of the law; o refresh and update their legal knowledge.

The Smallest Victims A History of Child Maltreatment and Child Protection in America

Author: Herbert C. Covey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440860726
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a review of how child maltreatment has been socially constructed, ignored, and formally responded to as it tells the story of how America's system of child protection has evolved. Additionally, it identifies key questions and related issues. • Assumes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex topics of child maltreatment and child protection • Grounds an emotionally provocative social issue in history so that child abuse, exploitation, and fatalities due to maltreatment may be efficiently addressed and/or prevented • Analyzes the history child trafficking and sex abuse in America, prominent contemporary problems • Features images, case examples, and a timeline to help guide readers through the evolution of child maltreatment and protection in America