|Dale, Peter / Green, Richard / Fellows, Ron|
Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants
Wiley Child Protection & Policy Series
1. Edition September 2005
2005. 256 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-85354-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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This text offers analysis, based on the authors' research, of child protection decision-making in cases where babies and infants have sustained serious injury and where the parents' explanation is not borne out by medical opinion. The issues associated with this problem are central to the whole of child protection practice. The text looks at: the nature & interpretation of the injuries, the contexts of the families, the types of explanations for the injuries. Crucially, it also considers issues relating to good and bad practice, and makes specific recommendations about decision-making in this context.
From the contents
About the Authors.
2. Child Abuse and Child Protection Errors.
3. Child Abuse Research .
4. Child Protection Research.
5. The NSPCC Serious Injury-Discrepant Explanations Research.
6. Family Perceptions of Child Protection Interventions.
7. Explanations for Injuries and the Thorny Issue of 'Denial'.
8. Child Protection Assessment Contexts.
9. Potential for Change.
10. Fine Judgments.