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Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Working Effectively in Child Protection

Edited by Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen

Part of the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice series

Paperback: £19.99 / $39.95

2009, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-945-7, BIC 2: JKS JKSN MQC

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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.

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