Effective Child Protection / Edition 2

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Overview

This book is written for anyone involved in child protection and child welfare work who is interested in how to make better childcare decisions. The author provides a clear framework on decision-making, risk assessment and reasoning in addition to helping explain and justify decisions and judgements and the sources of any disagreements. Effective Child Protection challenges the traditional conflict between analytic and intuitive methods of reasoning and proposes a model in which each method has strengths at different points in the process. Using detailed case studies and graphics to provide memorable illustrations of key points, this book is an invaluable practical and theoretical addition to the complexities of making predictions about children's best interests and is written for social workers, nurses, police officers and health workers as well as those taking or teaching qualifying and post-qualifying courses in child protection and child care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412946957
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/5/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Munro is a Reader in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, specialising in child protection. Other publications include Child Protection: Course Companion (SAGE 2006).
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Table of Contents

Expertise in Child Protection Work
The Social Context
Defining Child Abuse
The Difficulties of Assessing Risk
The Process of Assessing Risk
Making Decisions
Minimizing Mistakes
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