In virtually every serious case of child abuse or neglect there is a lack of understanding from professionals about what the child's world is like. Assessment is crucial, but so often is found lacking. Horwath's book provides a thoughtful analysis of the assessment process, addressing the challenges and offering solutions. An invaluable resource for all disciplines and probably the most comprehensive guide to assessment on the market. --Julie Taylor, Professor of Family Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Since the first edition of The Child's World was published in 2001, it has always been high on my list of essential child care texts for social work students and qualified practitioners alike. This expanded second edition, based on the most up to date research and policy developments, fuses the practical and the theoretical within the context of a robust multi-professional focus and includes several new chapters, adding breadth and depth to key areas of child welfare practice in an accessible and readable style. Whether reading it from cover to cover or using it as a reference text, this will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in the child welfare arena. Don't leave home without it. --Dr. Brynna Kroll, Senior Consultant, ARTEC Enterprises Ltd, and former Senior Lecturer in Social Work
The Child's World has long been an indispensable guide to assessing children in need and to facilitating the kind of joint-agency work that we need to achieve to reach positive outcomes for children. This fully revised second edition goes even further in that quest, making it ideal for use across the disciplines of education, health and social care. Jan Horwath has assembled an outstanding set of key readings on the most essential topics that those working with children in need should be informed about. A superb resource for trainees as well as for professional learning strategies in the workplace, The Child's World is bound to have a positive effect in moving this important field forwards. --Elizabeth Holmes, education trainer and consultant, and author of The Newly Qualified Teacher s Handbook
About the Author
Jan Horwath is Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Sheffield. She worked as a practitioner, trainer and manager in both voluntary and statutory social work settings before becoming an academic in 1995. She is author of Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment; Effective Staff Training in Social Care: From Theory to Practice with Tony Morrison; Working for Children on the Child Protection Register: An Inter-Agency Practice Guide with Martin Calder; and Making Links Across Specialisms: Understanding Modern Social Work Practice with Steven Shardlow.