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The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need

2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

Paperback: £22.99 / $39.95

2009, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, BIC 2: JKSN JKSB1 MQCL3 JNH

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Foreword. 1. Assessing Children in Need: Background and Context. Jan Horwath, University of Sheffield. 2. The Assessment Framework. Wendy Rose, The Open University. 3 The Assessment Process: Practitioner Preparation and Gathering Information for a Core Assessment. Jan Horwath. 4. The Assessment Process: Making Sense of Information, Planning, Interventions and Reviewing Progress. Jan Horwath. 5. Multi-Disciplinary Contributions to Assessment of Children in Need. Peter Sidebotham, Health Sciences Research Institute and Mary Weeks, Designated Nurse for Child Protection, Warwickshire. 6. Engaging children and their parents in the assessment process. Sally Holland, Cardiff University. 7. Here to Listen! Communicating with Children and Methods for Communicating with Children and Young people as part of the Assessment Process. Norma Howes, Social Worker, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Reading. 8. Supervising Assessments of Children and Families: the Role of the Front Line Manager. Rosemary Gordon and Enid Hendry, both of NSPCC Training. 9. The Developmental Needs of Children: Implications for Assessment. Harriet Ward, Loughborough University and Danya Glaser, Department of Psychological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital. 10. Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children in Need - the Importance of Protective Capacity in the Child and their Social Network. Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin. 11. Attachment: Implications for Assessing Children's Needs and Parenting Capacity. David Howe, University Of East Anglia. 12. Making Assessment Work for Children with Complex Needs. Ruth Marchant, Triangle. 13. Young Carers: Needs, Rights and Assessments. Chris Dearden, Loughborough University. 14. Assessment before Birth. Di Hart, National Children's Bureau 15. Safeguarding and Prompting the Welfare of Children who have been Sexually Abused: the Assessment Challenges. Arnon Bentovim, University of Central London. 16. Assessment of Parenting. David P H Jones, Consultant Paediatrician, Park Hospital for Children. 17. Assessing Parental Motivation for Change. Tony Morrison, Independent Social Care Trainer and Consultant. 18. The Impact of Domestic Violence, Parental Mental Health Problems, Substance Misuse and Learning Disability on Parenting Capacity. Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire, Hedy Cleaver, Royal Holloway College, University of London and Di Hart. 19. Assessing the Needs and Risk of Re-offending of Young People who Sexually Abuse. Bobbie Print, G-MAP Services Ltd, Helen Bradshaw, the National Probation Service, James Bickley, Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the University of Birmingham and Marcus Erooga, NSPCC. 20. Assessing the Needs of Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Families. Ratna Dutt, Director, Race Equlity Unit and Melanie Phillips, Independent Chair of a Local Safeguarding Children's Board, London. 21. The Impact of Economic Factors on Parents or Caregivers and Children. Gordon Jack, Durham University and Owen Gill, South West Regional Office, Barnados. 22. The Impact of Family and Community Support on Parents or Caregivers and Children. Gordon Jack and Owen Gill. Contributor Biographies. Index