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Child Protection
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Child Protection
An Introduction

Second Edition


April 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the First Edition:

`All readers will be drawn to the style of the book as well as its content. The structure will make sure that it is not just a "one-off", being read as part of a course of study, but a book which is used frequently as a source of reference' - Child Abuse Review

The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises.

The book is fully comprehensive, considering key topics such as: the consequences for children of abuse and neglect; the reasons why some adults abuse and neglect children; the personal challenges involved in doing child protection work; and the organizational framework within which child protection work takes place. Other key features of this thoroughly revised Second Edition include:

" Fully updated content: the book has been revised to incorporate new literature, research, legal and policy developments, including the recent Working Together guidelines

" Two new chapters: these comprise a chapter on domestic violence in families, and a chapter on bringing about change

" Interprofessional appeal: the author addresses all the professionals involved in child protection work, ensuring relevance across a range of disciplines and professions.

The new edition of this highly successful textbook will be required reading for students studying social work and allied subjects, and an essential resource for all professionals involved in child protection work.

Chris Beckett is based at the Division of Social Work and Social Policy, Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of three best-selling SAGE textbooks: Human Growth and Development; Values and Ethics in Social Work (with Andrew Maynard); Essential Theory for Social Work Practice.

Find out more about Chris Beckett at the Anglia Ruskin University website

 
PART ONE: CHILD PROTECTION WORK
 
Different Perspectives
 
The Multi-Agency System
 
Making Things Different
 
Personal and Professional
 
PART TWO: CHILD MALTREATMENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
 
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
 
Disabled Children
 
Harm
 
PART THREE: CAUSES AND CONTEXTS
 
Origins of Abuse and Neglect
 
Parents with Substance Use and Other Mental-Health Problems
 
Parents with Learning Difficulties
 
Violent Homes
 
Poverty and Social Exclusion
 
PART FOUR: PROBLEMS AND DILEMMAS
 
Abusive Systems
 
Facing Reality

This book gives a good background to current policy and practice in safeguarding. It is written at the appropriate level for students and gives anumber of exercises for students to complete. It is wideranging in content and discusses relevant problems and issues which prepares the student for practice. Thank you

Mrs Rosie Walker
Institute of education, Worcester University
August 18, 2010

I am not going to be responsible for the unit I thought I was going to be responsible for. However I have reciewed the text and think it is exceptional!

Ms Daniella Zerafa
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Malta
July 12, 2010

This has proved to be a useful text in addition to others. It is a key text in support of promotion and protection of children.

Mrs Faith Muir
Community Health , Wolverhampton University
November 18, 2009
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