Practical Guide to Child Protection
The Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Solutions
Identifying the most serious challenges faced in child protection work, this practical guide offers helpful solutions for frontline professionals working with children and adults.
Informed by her many years on the frontline and subsequent experience writing serious case reviews, Joanna Nicolas has identified the most common pitfalls in child protection cases. The book focuses on understanding the impact of neglect, information sharing between professionals, communication with children, working with non-compliance/disguised compliance, and the impact of multiple risk factors. It offers tips for overcoming the challenges of everyday practice, such as home visits, as well as enhancing understanding of the key issues in this complex field. The evidence-informed chapters are packed with case examples and include useful reminders of the underlying principles at play.
This is essential reading for social workers, health care workers, mental health workers, education professionals and related professions, such as housing and probation.
All who have roles and responsibilities in working with children should find this book illuminating and inspiring. It is informed by substantial practical experience and wisdom and confronts and clarifies the challenges in child protection. It is grounded in advice on action whilst also enhancing knowledge and understanding. This is an important text. – Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
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