Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice.

Author: Anne Stafford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849050678

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK.
Categories: Political Science

Child Welfare Outcome Research in the United States United Kingdom and Australia

Child Welfare Outcome Research in the United States  United Kingdom  and Australia

The welfare of children . New York and Oxford , UK : Oxford University Press .
Following an extensive description of the evolution of the child welfare system in
the United States and Canada since the 19th century and building on his own ...

Author: Anthony N. Maluccio

Publisher: Child Welfare League of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015049722799

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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Ideally, there is a close interaction between research and practice in human services, and program planning is based on such interaction, particularly the findings of outcome research. This book reviews the bodies of outcome research about child welfare programs from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, particularly outcomes in relation to service effectiveness, duration of child placement, permanency planning, and child development and functioning. The purpose of the book is to give child welfare administrators, policymakers, practitioners, and academics a comprehensive picture of the current state of child welfare knowledge. Chapter 1 discusses issues related to carrying out outcome research and describes the different service systems in the three countries. Chapter 2 examines outcome research in traditional services, such as kinship care, family foster care, treatment foster care, residential group care, and adoption. Chapter 3 reviews research findings related to outcomes of more recent service initiatives, including family preservation, family reunification, preparation for independent living, the "Looking After Children" administrative materials used in the United Kingdom, family group decision making, shared family care, and wraparound services. The book concludes by asserting that there are a number of gaps in the available research, including limited comparative studies of the outcomes of such services as adoption, family foster care, and residential care, and limited attention to the dimension of race and ethnicity. Recommendations include greater attention to the role of race and ethnicity and more cross-national research. Appended is an annotated bibliography of texts that consider outcome research in child protective services. (Contains 399 references.) (KB)
Categories: Social Science

Child Protection Systems

Child Protection Systems

This report examines current evidence for the effective delivery of child protection services from countries whose level of economic and social development is comparable to that of Switzerland.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:918895797

Category: Child welfare

Page: 286

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This report examines current evidence for the effective delivery of child protection services from countries whose level of economic and social development is comparable to that of Switzerland. Based upon a review of policy and practice in Australia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, it identifies good practices applicable to the Swiss context and presents recommendations for child protection reform, child welfare boards and governance, mandatory reporting, the role of government, professional education, family participation, auditing, specialist assessment, and outcome measurement.
Categories: Child welfare

Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Partnership with Parents ' is a principle running through the Act and child
protection practitioners are now expected to ... Because of the priorities of the
child protection system in the United Kingdom ' children at risk ' are more likely to
get a ...

Author: Bill Stone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045663211

Category: Abused children

Page: 69

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Evidence suggests that neglect can be as damaging to children as other forms of abuse. It may be more likely to affect their long term psychological and social functioning. yet it has been received much less attention, both in research and practice literature.
Categories: Abused children

Crossover Children in the Youth Justice and Child Protection Systems

 Crossover  Children in the Youth Justice and Child Protection Systems

This book is internationally relevant and will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology and law, social work, psychology, and sociology, as well as legal, welfare, and government agencies and policy developers, non ...

Author: Susan Baidawi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000731477

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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"Crossover" Children in the Youth Justice and Child Protection Systems explores the outcomes faced by the group of children who experience involvement with both child protection and youth justice systems across several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Situated against a backdrop of international evidence and grounded in a two-year study with the Children’s Court in Victoria, Australia, this book presents a cohesive picture of the backgrounds, characteristics, and pathways traversed by crossover children. It presents statistical data from 300 crossover Children’s Court case files, alongside the expert evidence of 82 professionals, to generate a comprehensive picture of the lives of crossover children, and the individual and systemic challenges that they face. The book investigates the crucial question of why some children involved with child welfare systems experience particularly poor criminal justice outcomes, demonstrating how the convergence of cumulative childhood adversity, complex support needs, and systemic disadvantage produces acutely damaging outcomes for some crossover youth. It outlines the implications of the study, including how these findings might shape diversion and differential justice system responses to child protection-involved youth, and the innovative approaches adopted internationally to avert the care to custody pathway. This book is internationally relevant and will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology and law, social work, psychology, and sociology, as well as legal, welfare, and government agencies and policy developers, non-government peak bodies and services, professional probation services, case managers, health and mental health services, disability and drug treatment agencies, and others who work with both young offenders and the design and implementation of policy and legislation.
Categories: Social Science

An Examination of Multi jurisdictional Child Protection Systems in the UK Ireland Canada and Australia

An Examination of Multi jurisdictional Child Protection Systems in the UK  Ireland  Canada and Australia

This report contains ideas and recommendations for enhancing Australia's emerging national child protection system, drawing on key lessons from overseas.

Author: Brian Babington

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:787796386

Category: Child welfare

Page: 22

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This report contains ideas and recommendations for enhancing Australia's emerging national child protection system, drawing on key lessons from overseas. It presents the findings of a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, through which the author visited comparable jurisdictions and organisations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United States of America, and The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Categories: Child welfare

Families in Society

Families in Society

Clients ' and Professionals ' Experiences of Traversing Mental Health and Child
Protection Systems : Implications for ... who care for children , research in
Australia , the United Kingdom , Canada , and the United States indicates that
being a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039808928

Category: Family services

Page:

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Categories: Family services

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection

This book lends a strident voice to the argument for a shift beyond the current risk paradigm, towards genuine cultural change.

Author: Marie Connolly

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137441300

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 884

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.
Categories: Social Science

Child Protection Practices in Ireland

Child Protection Practices in Ireland

The limitations of child abuse inquiries were recognised by the Department of
Health ( UK ) in the late 1980s . ... are reviewed below , and reflect a new
realisation about the direction in which the child protection system has been
moving .

Author: Helen Buckley

Publisher: Oak Tree Press (Ireland)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021555094

Category: Abused children

Page: 217

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Based on a research study of child protection practices in one health board region in Ireland, this study focuses on the work of a range of practitioners including social workers, Gardai, public health nurses and child care workers. It underlines the complexities around the issue, highlighting areas where professional and political attention and investment could lead to improvements in practices and outcomes.
Categories: Abused children

Child Protection Systems

Child Protection Systems

Focusing on the developments in policy and practice since the mid-1990s, this volume provides a detailed, up-to-date analysis of the similarities and differences in how child protection systems operate and their outcomes.

Author: Neil Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199793433

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 545

Child Protection Systems is a comparative study of the social policies and professional practices that frame societal responses to the problems of child maltreatment in ten countries: USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. Focusing on the developments in policy and practice since the mid-1990s, this volume provides a detailed, up-to-date analysis of the similarities and differences in how child protection systems operate and their outcomes. The findings highlight the changing criteria that define child maltreatment, trends in out-of-home placement, professional responses to allegations of maltreatment, and the level of state responsibility for child and family welfare, providing an in-depth understanding of the different ways modern welfare states assume the sensitive responsibility of balancing children's rights and parents' rights. The changing character of child protection systems worldwide reflects dramatic and rapid organizational, policy, and legislative changes; the expansion of child welfare systems; the rise of formal procedures and evidence-based initiatives; the increased challenges posed by race and ethnicity; and the extent to which countries adopt either a child protection or a family service approach to child abuse. Each chapter analyzes these developments and the directions in which they are heading, such as movements toward privatization and devolution of child welfare service delivery. Against this backdrop, a third approach begins to emerge-a child-focused orientation-that aims to promote and improve children's development and well-being. A vital book for understanding contemporary trends and policy issues in the design of child protection systems, this will be must reading for comparative scholars of child welfare, family policy, and the welfare state.
Categories: Social Science

AGIS

AGIS

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION 6 ( 1 ) 1998 : 1-4 Working in statutory child
protection - ' Signs of safety : a safety and solution oriented approach to child
protection ... -AUSTRALIA ; UNITED KINGDOM agis no 98/2138
HEATHERINGTON , Tim .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437121016766

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

CSA Political Science and Government

CSA Political Science and Government

Prime Ministers ; United Nations ; Regionalism ; International Organizations ;
United Kingdom ; PS03755 United Kingdom ; Social ... Legislative Bodies ;
Electoral Systems ; Reform ; Political Representation ; United Kingdom ;
PS05429 Local Government ; Public Services ... Mass Media ; Organizational
Change ; PS06987 Family Policy ; Child Welfare Services ; Protection ; United
Kingdom ; PS06912 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026420534

Category: Political science

Page:

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Categories: Political science

BMJ

BMJ

It is not clear UK's " spectacular ” what it has done to patient safety , ” he added .
... must immediately address the wariness of staff throughout the health services
to engage with child protection work , ” a review of the current state of the system
 ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0098923980

Category:

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Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education

( Child ( London , England ) ] The Child . ( London : John ... TC H072 . 053 B46
1987 CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - UNITED STATES - JUVENILE LITERATURE . ...
Toward a child - centered , neighborhood - based child protection system .
Westport ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005066092

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.
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Children First

Children First

In a report that recognises the recent positive developments in the child protection system in England, the Education Committee calls for changes to ensure that all children are treated as children and that their interests are put first.

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215049896

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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In a report that recognises the recent positive developments in the child protection system in England, the Education Committee calls for changes to ensure that all children are treated as children and that their interests are put first. The report examines three key themes: neglect, older children and thresholds for intervention, taking children into care and adoption. On neglect, the Committee found evidence that children are left too long in harmful situations. On older children, an urgent review is needed of the support offered to this group in order that services can be re-shaped to meet their needs. On thresholds, the Committee makes a number of recommendations to ensure that the referrals process makes better use of intelligence from teachers and doctors and to improve co-ordination between agencies, including multi-agency training and greater clarity in guidance over data-sharing. The report finds that the balance of evidence is heavily in favour of care being considered as a viable, positive option at an earlier stage for many children. While welcoming the Government's proposed reforms to the adoption process, the Committee recognises that permanence and stability can be achieved by other means and that these options should also be encouraged. The Committee calls on the Government to monitor the impact of the economic situation and cuts in services on child-safeguarding.
Categories: Social Science

Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children

Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children

These are challenges related to lack of language proficiency, lack of knowledge about cultural and social aspects and about the public systems of the destination country.

Author: Marit Skivenes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190205317

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 759

Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children examines where, why and to what extent immigrant children are represented in the child welfare system in different countries. These countries include Australia/New Zealand, Belgium/the Netherlands, England, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, and the United States--all of them having different child welfare philosophies and systems as well as histories and practices in immigration. By comparing policies and practices in child welfare systems (and welfare states), especially in terms of how they conceptualize and deal with immigrant children and their families, we address an immensely important and pressing issue in modern societies. Immigrants in the child welfare system are a critical issue and they seem to face serious challenges that are evident across countries. These are challenges related to lack of language proficiency, lack of knowledge about cultural and social aspects and about the public systems of the destination country. Perhaps most relevantly, the challenges may include collisions of ideas and beliefs about how to raise children, about children's place in the family and society, and about children's rights.
Categories: Social Science

Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants

Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants

Cawson , P . , Wattam , C . , Brooker , S . & Kelly , G . ( 2000 ) Child Maltreatment
in the United Kingdom . London : NSPCC . ... Crenshaw , W . ( 2004 ) Treating
Families and Children in the Child Protective System . New York : Brunner ...

Author: Peter Dale

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470853530

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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"This book is especially welcome because of the scholarship and thoughtfulness evident throughout." —Dr Peter Reder, Child Psychiatrist, London How do child protection professionals and courts make judgments on whether serious injuries to infants are due to abuse? If injuries are considered to be the result of abuse, in what circumstances can it be considered safe for the infant to return home? Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants is concerned with helping child protection professionals and courts make the right decisions and avoid errors that can have disastrous consequences for children and families. Drawing upon the extensive clinical and research experience of the authors, this authoritative text: Reviews research on the causes of child abuse and problems in diagnosing abuse. Examines the views of parents who consider that they have been wrongly accused of child abuse. Draws specific attention to the need to assess potential for change in families and considers in detail how this can be achieved. Highlights skills issues that are necessary for undertaking appropriate assessments. Identifies key factors that are indicative of reunification in some cases, and factors that contraindicate reunification in others. With its evidence-based approach, this book will be a valuable resource for all child protection professionals. It will also be of use to health professionals, legal professionals, researchers, lecturers and students of social work.
Categories: Political Science