Child Protection: An Introduction / Edition 2
  • Child Protection: An Introduction / Edition 2
  • Child Protection: An Introduction / Edition 2

Child Protection: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Chris Beckett
     
 

The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive

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The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises.

The book is fully comprehensive, considering key topics such as: the consequences for children of abuse and neglect; the reasons why some adults abuse and neglect children; the personal challenges involved in doing child protection work; and the organizational framework within which child protection work takes place. Other key features of this thoroughly revised Second Edition include:

" Fully updated content: the book has been revised to incorporate new literature, research, legal and policy developments, including the recent Working Together guidelines

" Two new chapters: these comprise a chapter on domestic violence in families, and a chapter on bringing about change

" Interprofessional appeal: the author addresses all the professionals involved in child protection work, ensuring relevance across a range of disciplines and professions.

The new edition of this highly successful textbook will be required reading for students studying social work and allied subjects, and an essential resource for all professionals involved in child protection work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412920926
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/18/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CHILD PROTECTION WORK
Different Perspectives
The Multi-Agency System
Making Things Different
Personal and Professional
PART TWO: CHILD MALTREATMENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
Disabled Children
Harm
PART THREE: CAUSES AND CONTEXTS
Origins of Abuse and Neglect
Parents with Substance Use and Other Mental-Health Problems
Parents with Learning Difficulties
Violent Homes
Poverty and Social Exclusion
PART FOUR: PROBLEMS AND DILEMMAS
Abusive Systems
Facing Reality

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