Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

by Julie Taylor
     
 

Safeguarding children from harm has, until recently, been driven primarily by social work practitioners. With current shifts in child care and protection practice and policy, combined with an overwhelming message of 'working together', primary health care professionals have an increasingly central part to play. There is a strong argument that cases of suspected

Overview

Safeguarding children from harm has, until recently, been driven primarily by social work practitioners. With current shifts in child care and protection practice and policy, combined with an overwhelming message of 'working together', primary health care professionals have an increasingly central part to play. There is a strong argument that cases of suspected child abuse and neglect should warrant the same level of urgent response as any potentially fatal childhood illness.

This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners working with children, parents and carers, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. Issues explored include: media coverage of child abuse and neglect cases, inter-professional collaboration, competing professional priorities and resources, practical workload decisions and personal experiences and anxieties.

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care is a useful training and development resource for all primary health care practitioners, such as paediatricians, community nurses and midwives, community psychiatric nurses, health visitors, dentists, general practitioners and allied health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843106524
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin R. Ronan is Professor of Psychology at CQ University, Australia. He is a clinical psychologist with nearly 25 years of clinical experience, in particular with children, adolescents and their families.

Jacqueline S. Feather is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. She is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years' clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families, and has particular expertise in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy interventions.

Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling. She is the co-author of a number of books on child care and protection and has a particular interest in factors that help children to cope with adversity. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.

Markus Themessl-Huber is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Behavioural and Social Sciences Department at Central Queensland University, Australia. Markus has been involved in numerous research projects, including an assessment of the mental wellbeing of children and young people in a Scottish region.

M. Suzanne Zeedyk, PhD, MPhil, is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Dundee, UK. She has published a number of research articles on imitation and parent-child interaction, as well as other areas of psychology. The contributors to this volume comprise a range of researchers and practitioners experienced in working with individuals with communicative impairments. As well as being specialists in their individual domains, this set of authors have spent time working together as a group and thus are able to draw out often unrecognised connections between these domains.

Julie Taylor is Head of Strategy and Development (Abuse in High Risk Families), NSPCC, and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has written extensively on child care and protection. She is co-author of Engaging with Fathers: Practice Issues for Health and Social Care and co-editor of Neglect: Issues for Health and Social Care. Julie has a significant background in research projects that seek to explore better ways of recognising and responding to child care and protection issues. Markus Themessl-Huber is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Behavioural and Social Sciences Department at Central Queensland University, Australia. Markus has been involved in numerous research projects, including an assessment of the mental wellbeing of children and young people in a Scottish region.

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