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The Child Protection Handbook 2nd ed

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Kate WilsonSenior lecturer in Social Work, University of York, York, Adrian JamesProfessor, Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Bradford

ISBN13: 9780702025846
ISBN: 0702025844
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Hardback
Price: £37.99

This title is a comprehensive sourcebook and reference for the wide range of practical, theoretical and legal issues which all health and social work professionals must know and understand if they are to work in the field of child protection. It provides a practical and evidence-based account of the main key and contemporary developments in child protection practice in the UK, particularly reflecting Government guidelines and proposals. With media focus so often on the failures of care, this book is intended to provide all the members who comprise a care team with the underpinning and practical knowledge to carry out their work with confidence.

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Understanding Child Abuse. Patterns and Outcomes; Child Protection, Child Care and Child Welfare; Child Abuse: Defining, Understanding and Intervening; Characteristics of Sexual Abusers; The effects of Child Abuse: Signs and Symptoms; Issues of Ethnicity and Culture; Perceptions of Abused Disabled Children. Managing the Process of Child Protection. Child Protection and the Civil Law; The Investigative Process; Assessment; Interprofessional Co-operation and Interagency Co-ordination; Case Conferences in Child Protection; Dealing with the Suspicion of Child Sexual Abuse: The Role of the Teacher; Court Proceedings; The Work of the Guardian; Child Protection and the Criminal Justice System. Intervention. Partnership with Parents. Individual Work with Children. Non-Directive Play Therapy with Abused Children and Adolescents; Helping to Prevent Abuse: A Behavioural Approach with Families; Working with Abusing Families; Group Work in Child Protection Agencies; Helping Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Out-of-Home Care for the Abused or Neglected Child: Research, Planning and Practice. Training and New Directions for Research and Practice. Training for Child Protection Practice - A Question of Competence?; Finding a Focus in Child Protection Training; Specific Issues in Training for Child Protection and Practice; Taking Stock: Past Developments and Future Directions in Child Protection.