Child Protection: An Introduction

Child Protection: An Introduction

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by Chris Beckett
     
 

An overview for social work students and social workers moving into the field of child protective work, i.e., following up on concerns about the abuse and neglect of children. The author, who is based at Anglia Polytechnic U., primarily addresses the work as it's done in England and Wales, but he writes that much of his text's content is applicable to other parts of… See more details below

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An overview for social work students and social workers moving into the field of child protective work, i.e., following up on concerns about the abuse and neglect of children. The author, who is based at Anglia Polytechnic U., primarily addresses the work as it's done in England and Wales, but he writes that much of his text's content is applicable to other parts of the English-speaking world where similar legal systems exist; much of the research cited comes from North America. He describes what the job of child protection social work is and what it requires of workers; looks at the ways children can be abused and neglected, as well as the warning signs and possible long-term consequences; considers the causes of abuse and neglect; and explores some of the difficulties inherent in the work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761949565
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Different Perspectives7
2The Child Protection Task22
3Doing the Job43
4Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect63
5Disabled Children85
6Harm104
7Causes and Contexts129
8Parents, Drugs and Alcohol149
9Parents with Learning Difficulties166
10Poverty187
11Abusive Systems210
12The Limits of Possibility231
References245
Index254

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