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The Politics of Child Protection

The Politics of Child Protection Author : Nigel Parton
Release : 2014-03-24
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN : 1137269316
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From Every Child Matters and the Munro Review, to changing shifts in thinking from Coalition government; the child protection system has seen dramatic political and policy developments over recent years. This book brings you a critical analysis of these developments from a leading writer and commentator. It begins by exploring the origins of present-day arrangements, locating English policy and practice in both a wider British and international context. It examines tragic cases such as 'Baby P' and Maria Colwell, considering their impact on public and professional attitudes and, in turn, the implications for the child protection system. Looking to the future of child protection, Nigel Parton considers the current state of the system and argues that we need to address wider social and political issues, including poverty, class and inequality. Original, authoritative and up-to-date, The Politics of Child Protection is an important book for all students, practitioners and researchers interested in safeguarding and child protection.

The Politics of Child Abuse in America

The Politics of Child Abuse in America Author : Lela B. Costin
Release : 1997-02-27
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780195353761
File Size : 41.51 MB
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Child abuse policy in the United States contains dangerous contradictions, which have only intensified as the public slowly accepted it as a middle class problem. One contradiction is the rapidly expanding child abuse industry (made up of enterprising psychotherapists and attorneys) which is consuming enormous resources, while thousands of poor children are seriously injured or killed, many while being "protected" by public agencies. This "rediscovery" has also led to the frenzied pursuit of offenders, resulting in the sacrifice of some innocent people. Moreover, the media's focus on the sensational details of high-visibility sexual abuse cases has helped to trivialize, if not commercialize, the child abuse problem. As such, child abuse has gone from a social problem to a social spectacle. By the 1980s the child welfare system had become a virtual "nonsystem," marked by a staggering turnover of staff, unmanageable caseloads, a severe shortage of funding, and caseloads composed of highly dysfunctional families (many with drug-related problems). To make room for these families, public agencies rationed services by increasingly screening-out child abuse reports which contained little likelihood of serious bodily harm. In The Politics of Child Abuse in America, the authors argue that child abuse must be viewed as a public safety problem. This redefinition would make it congruent with other family-based social trends, including the crackdown on domestic violence. Children must have the same legal protection currently extended to physically and sexually abused women. This can be done by creating a "Children's Authority," which would have the overall charge for protecting children. Specifically, Children's Authorities would have the responsibility for providing the six main functions of child protection: investigation, enforcement, placement services, prevention and education, family support, and research and development. Offering a unique perspective on the cold reality of this crisis, The Politics of Child Abuse in America will be a provocative work for social workers and human service personnel, as well as the general reader concerned with this timely issue.

The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection

The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection Author : Joanne Warner
Release : 2015-01-12
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1447318420
File Size : 78.60 MB
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This book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media.

The Politics of Child Abuse

The Politics of Child Abuse Author : Paul Eberle
Release : 1986
Publisher : Lyle Stuart
ISBN :
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Examines the functions of child protection agencies, discusses the possibility that children are being manipulated to insure that the court system gets its quota of convictions, and looks at new legislation and courtroom procedures

Social Work and Child Welfare Politics

Social Work and Child Welfare Politics Author : Hannele Forsberg
Release : 2011-03
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1847429009
File Size : 33.74 MB
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Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, this book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices.

Thatcher's Children?

Thatcher's Children? Author : Jane Pilcher
Release : 2005-06-28
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1135792216
File Size : 55.22 MB
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That childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media. It also considers the response of the caring professions and the "Modern Left" who campaign, amongst other things, for the establishment of children's rights.

Child Protection

Child Protection Author : Nigel Parton
Release : 1995-06-30
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN : 9780333629475
File Size : 35.83 MB
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Drawing on research, this book provides a critique of contemporary child protection research, policy and practice.

Governing the Family

Governing the Family Author : Nigel Parton
Release : 1991
Publisher : MacMillan
ISBN : 9780333541227
File Size : 83.82 MB
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'...it will undoubtedly and deservedly be read widely by a lay as well as a professional audience.' Kate Wilson, Times Higher Education Supplement Drawing on original research this book provides a challenging and instructive analysis of the nature of the heated and often contradicting arguments of recent years about how to reform the child care system, and the emergence of a central concern with child protection. It provides a unique insight into the political influences on the 1989 Children Act and the issues it attempted to address, the bargains that were struck in the process of it becoming law and the new balances it introduced between the role of the state, the responsibilities of parents and the rights of children.

People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia

People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia Author : Leslie T. Foster
Release : 2011-11-01
Publisher : UBC Press
ISBN : 0774840978
File Size : 46.24 MB
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People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia traces the evolution of policies and programs intended to protect children in BC from neglect and abuse. Analyzing this evolution reveals that child protection policy and practice has reflected the priorities of politicians and public servants in power. With few exceptions, efforts to establish effective programs have focused on structural arrangements, staffing responsibilities, and rules to regulate the practice of child welfare workers. Contributors to this book conclude that these attempts have been unsuccessful thus far because they have failed to address the impact of poverty on clients. The need to respect the cultural traditions and values of First Nations clients has also been ignored. Effective services require recognizing and remedying poverty's impact, establishing community control over services, and developing a radically different approach to the day-to-day practice of child welfare workers. People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia provides a crucial assessment of the state of child welfare in the province. Practitioners, scholars, and students in social work, child and youth care, education, and other human-service professions will find this book particularly important.

Child Protection

Child Protection Author : Freda Briggs
Release : 2018-10-01
Publisher : Woodslane Press
ISBN : 0987297635
File Size : 69.16 MB
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This exceptionally well-researched book's intention is to reveal what is really happening in our society and to spur people into action to turn this shameful and complex problem around so that abuse stops and healing can begin. It should be a compulsory handbook for all whose work involves children, especially in the legal system, all human services, schools, pre-schools and foster care. It covers all aspects of child abuse and neglect and presents recent case studies of acts of abuse and the ways they have been dealt with in recent times. It is books such as this that 'get the message out there' so that something is done in this supposedly enlightened age.

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection Author : Marie Connolly
Release : 2017-02-20
Publisher : Palgrave
ISBN : 1137441305
File Size : 87.52 MB
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For decades, child protection systems have striven to provide responsive services to vulnerable children and families in the face of the constant change and instability caused by the bureaucratization of child protection. This book lends a strident voice to the argument for a shift beyond the current risk paradigm, towards genuine cultural change.

Thatcher's Children?

Thatcher's Children? Author : Dr Jane Pilcher
Release : 2005-06-28
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1135792208
File Size : 32.43 MB
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That childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media. It also considers the response of the caring professions and the "Modern Left" who campaign, amongst other things, for the establishment of children's rights.

Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection

Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection Author : Biesel, Kay
Release : 2020-03-11
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1447350944
File Size : 77.56 MB
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This comprehensive international study provides a cross-national analysis of different understandings of errors and mistakes and lessons to avoid and handle them in child protection practice, using research and knowledge from eleven countries in Europe and North America. Divided into country-specific chapters, each examines the pathways that lead to mistakes happening, the scale of their impact, how responsibilities and responses are decided and how practice and policy subsequently change. Considering the complexities of evolving practice contexts, this authoritative, future-oriented study is an invaluable text for practitioners, researchers and policy makers wishing to understand why child protection fails – and offers a springboard for fresh thinking about strategies to reduce future risk.

The Politics of German Child Welfare from the Empire to the Federal Republic

The Politics of German Child Welfare from the Empire to the Federal Republic Author : Edward Ross Dickinson
Release : 1996
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674688629
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Edward Dickinson traces the story of German child welfare policy over an extended period of conflict and compromise among competing groups-progressive social reformers, conservative Protestants, Catholics, Social Democrats, feminists, medical men, jurists, and welfare recipients themselves.

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom Author : Anne Stafford
Release : 2011-11-15
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN : 9780857002549
File Size : 29.41 MB
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Child protection systems differ across the four countries of the United Kingdom, and understanding the differences provide important opportunities for learning and improving day-to-day practice. This authoritative book compares UK child protection systems with other systems world-wide as well as scrutinising and comparing the systems in different parts of the UK. Reflecting on the impact of devolution, the authors consider and critically analyse the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. An intra-country comparative approach is applied to the main features making up child protection including: policy frameworks, inter-agency guidance, the role of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Area Child Protection Committees, child deaths and Serious Case Review processes, and vetting and barring legislation and systems. The authors also consider the unique position occupied by England and explore future directions for child protection across the UK. This important book will be of considerable interest to child welfare policy makers, academics, researchers, practitioners and students.

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children Author : Hilary Owen
Release : 2009-01-15
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN : 9781846428944
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Good Practice in Safeguarding Children considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work when statutory guidance, the way agencies are integrated and the delivery of services are changing. Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen have drawn together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice, including case scenarios and exercises. This book explores how changes in the system offer an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision, to achieve better outcomes for children and their families. This book is a must-read book for all front-line practitioners involved in safeguarding children, including social workers, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, police officers, healthcare professionals, probation workers and teachers. It is also suitable for undergraduate, post-graduate and post-qualifying students.

"When the Welfare People Come"

Author : Don Lash
Release : 2017-01-15
Publisher : Haymarket Books
ISBN : 1608467503
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In this groundbreaking look at the history and politics of the US child welfare system, "When the Welfare People Come" exposes the system in its totality, from child protective investigation to foster care and mandated services, arguing that it constitutes a mechanism of control exerted over poor and working class parents and children. Applying the Marxist framework of social reproduction theory to the child welfare system, the author reveals the system's role in the regulation of family life under capitalism. Don Lash is an attorney who has practiced in the areas of disability rights, education, and child welfare for more than twenty years.