Critical Perspectives on Safeguarding Children / Edition 1

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A critical and evidence-based review of current and future child protection policy and practice.

  •  Provides evidence-based perspective with an up-to-date overview of policy and practice
  • Covers several disciplinary boundaries
  • Goes beyond mere description to enable engagement in critical analysis of various policy areas as they relate to children and families
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This excellent book helps explain why. Its chapters cover, for example, the move to safeguarding children, child poverty, parenting support, youth justice, looked after children, and refugees and asylum seeking children." (Professional Social Work, 1 September 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470682326
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Broadhurst is a lecturer in Applied Social Science in the Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University. With a professional background in social work practice, she has a keen interest in how policy and legislative changes impact on the front-line delivery of services. She has a particular interest in qualitative research, including the ethnographic study of everyday practice. Her work is published in a range of national and international journals.

Chris Grover is a senior lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University. His main research interests and his recent journal publications concern various aspects of social security policy, including income replacement benefits for sick and/or disabled people, social assistance for low paid workers, and loaning social security payments. His most recent publication is Crime and Inequality (2008).

Janet Jamieson is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University. Her teaching, research and publications primarily focus on youth justice, young people and crime, and gender and the criminal justice system. She is the co-editor of Gender and Crime: A Reader (2008).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



1 Introduction: Safeguarding Children? (Karen Broadhurst, Chris Grover and Janet Jamieson).

2 Safeguarding Children: Historical Context and Current Landscape (Carolyn Taylor).

3 Every Child’s Rights Matter (David Archard).

4 Child Poverty (Chris Grover).

5 The Common Assessment Framework: Effective Innovation for Children and Young People with ‘Additional Needs’ or Simply More Technical Hype? (Andy Pithouse and Karen Broadhurst).

6 Arguing the Case in Safeguarding (Sue White).

7 Safeguarding Children through Parenting Support: How Does Every Parent Matter? (Karen Broadhurst).

8 Safeguarding Children’s Well-being within Educational Settings: A Critical Review of Inclusion Strategies (Jo Warin).

9 ‘Health’ and Safeguarding Children: An ‘Expansionary Project’ or ‘Good Practice? (Sue Peckover).

10 ‘Be Healthy’: Drugs, Alcohol and Safeguarding Children (Ian Paylor).

11 In Search of Youth Justice (Janet Jamieson).

12 Looked After Children and the Criminal Justice System (Claire Fitzpatrick).

13 Safeguarding Children Who Are Refugees or Asylum Seekers: Managing Multiple Scales of Legislation and Policy (Malcolm Hill and Peter Hopkins).

14 Conclusion: Safeguarding Children? (Karen Broadhurst, Chris Grover and Janet Jamieson).


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