Child Protection

Author: Kim Holt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137286687
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113700567X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Focus on Social Work Law

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ISBN: 9781137017833
Format: PDF
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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.

Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Penelope Welbourne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415563798
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a mixture of conceptual and organisational topics, skills, law, policy and key practice issues. It includes chapters on: Social work values and ethics Risk, uncertainty and accountability Direct work with children and young people Promoting security and stability Working with reluctant service users Assessment of parenting Working with poverty, drugs and alcohol Going to court and the legal framework Children and young people going home Supporting others in their professional development. Using case studies and activities to link research, theory and practice, Social Work with Children and Families takes a wider look at the role and tasks of an experienced social work practitioner, and the skills and knowledge needed to develop professionally from this point.

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

A Practitioner s Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

Author: Jeff Fowler
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843100509
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work.

Principles of Child Protection

Author: Anne Lawrence
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226116
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection theory and practice. The author reviews the literature on social and cultural definitions and patterns of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and the nature of childhood itself, and examines the forces that have helped to determine current multiagency child protection management.

Child Centred Social Work Theory and Practice

Author: Vivienne Barnes
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137606428
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book helps social workers to base their practice with children and young people on a child centred model. With a strong emphasis on professional expectations and values, it examines how best to promote children and young people's participation in decision making and the dilemmas faced by professionals in maintaining this focus.

Social Work Law

Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405873376
Format: PDF, ePub
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Especially written for the non-lawyer, this is a guide to the legal framework and substantive law relating to social work. It explores the dynamic relationship between the law and social work practice, and emphasises the crucial role of anti-discriminatory practice and the growing influence of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Vulnerable Children and the Law

Author: Rosemary Sheehan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004567
Format: PDF, Docs
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Global support for improving child welfare and upholding the rights of children is strong, but in practice often fails to recognise the emerging gap between traditional child welfare practices and the evolving nature of child vulnerability. This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how global and national frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest international research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. The book considers children as citizens, as refugees, victims of trafficking, soldiers, or members of indigenous groups and identifies the political and cultural changes that need to take place in order to deliver rights for these children. Focusing in particular on child protection systems across nations, it identifies areas of child welfare and family law which systematically fail to look after the best interests of children, often through prejudice, outdated practice, or even the failure of agencies to work together. Exploring the nexus between children's rights and the law across the globe, this book makes essential reading for policymakers, social workers, lawyers, researchers and professionals involved in protecting vulnerable children.