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Neglected Children and Their Families / Edition 2

Neglected Children and Their Families / Edition 2

by Olive Stevenson


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Neglected Children and Their Families / Edition 2

Those who work with children and young people have a responsibilityto safeguard and promote their welfare. Recognizing and detectingsigns of emotional abuse and neglect is an important responsibilityas well as a key skill. As well as ensuring that children and youngpeople are free from harm, it is equally important to ensure theirwell-being and quality of life.

This new edition of Olive Stevenson’s highly respectedtext is updated throughout to include the latest policy andresearch developments, and expanded to include greaterconsideration of topics such as the impact of parental mentalhealth, substance abuse and alcoholism on parental capacity and theissue of parents with learning disabilities. Providing clearguidelines for the assessment and intervention of child neglect,Neglected Children and Their Families is an invaluableresource for all those studying and working in childcare, includingsocial workers, health visitors and child nurses.

  • Includes recent policy and research developments in the field,and includes latest government initiatives
  • Provides best-practice guidelines for the detection andassessment of neglect
  • Written by a highly-respected authority in the area
  • Evidence-based, accessible and practical in style

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405151719
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Olive Stevenson is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Nottingham where she holds a continuing contract for supervision of research. She is a pioneering figure in social work and holds honorary degrees from the Universities of East Anglia and Kingston. She is an honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Poly- university and at Kingston University. She was awarded the CBE in 1994. She has chaired five Area Child Protection Committees and currently acts as consultant to individuals and voluntary organisations and adviser to projects in the field of child protection and fostering

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Table of Contents

Defining and Understanding the problem.

Neglectful families; the general context.


Children who are seriously neglected.

Working together in cases of neglect; unresolved problems andcurrent issues.

So what is to be done.


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"Although her background is in social work, Olive Stevenson writes in such a way that the comments on recent government guidance could be applied to any setting in which children are encountered....I will certainly be adding this book to my essential reading list." Nursing Standard

"Its broad content and readability, supported by copious literature and policy, make it an essential read for practitioners."
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"A good book that does what it says on the packet."
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