Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants: Fine Judgments / Edition 1

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Overview

How do child protection professionals and courts make judgments on whether serious injuries to infants are due to abuse? If injuries are considered to be the result of abuse, in what circumstances can it be considered safe for the infant to return home?

Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants is concerned with helping child protection professionals and courts make the right decisions and avoid errors that can have disastrous consequences for children and families.

Drawing upon the extensive clinical and research experience of the authors, this authoritative text: Reviews research on the causes of child abuse and problems in diagnosing abuse. Examines the views of parents who consider that they have been wrongly accused of child abuse. Draws specific attention to the need to assess potential for change in families and considers in detail how this can be achieved. Highlights skills issues that are necessary for undertaking appropriate assessments. Identifies key factors that are indicative of reunification in some cases, and factors that contraindicate reunification in others.

With its evidence-based approach, this book will be a valuable resource for all child protection professionals. It will also be of use to health professionals, legal professionals, researchers, lecturers and students of social work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470853535
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Series: Wiley Child Protection & Policy Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Peter Dale trained originally as psychiatrist social worker, and subsequently as a counselor/psychotherapist. His PhD research was a qualitative study focused on the perceptions of clients and therapists of the therapeutic process for adults who were abused as children (Dale 1999). Peter Dale worked in child and family psychiatrist services before joining the NSPCC in 1980, where he was a practitioner, manager and Senior Research Officer until 2002. An establishment and author. Dr. Dale now acts as an independent social worker expert witness throughout the UK in care proceedings – specializing in cases where there are serious suspicious injuries to infants.
Contact details: info@peterdale.co.uk

Richard Green trained as a social worker and family therapist. He has held a number of posts in both local authorities and the NSPCC, including practitioner, manager and evaluation officer. He is currently employed as Senior Consultant within the NSPCC, working with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies to improve the safeguarding of children.
Contact details: rgreen@nspcc,org.uk

Ron Fellows trained originally as a social worked, and subsequently as a family/brief therapist. He worked in mental health and children and family services for various London boroughs. Since joining the NSPCC, he has held posts as a practitioner and manager.
Contact details: rfellow@nspcc.org.uk

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Child abuse and child protection errors 7
3 Child abuse research 27
4 Child protection research 45
5 The NSPCC serious injury-discrepant explanation research 63
6 Parental perceptions of child protection interventions 87
7 Explanations for injuries and the thorny issue of 'denial' 111
8 Child protection assessment contexts 141
9 Potential for change 163
10 Fine judgments 185
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