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The Child's World: The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need [Paperback]

Jan Horwath
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15 Sep 2009
This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World not only provides an explanation of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, but also offers a wealth of information on how to use it sensitively and effectively. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation, including the Children Act 2004, and national guidance for assessment practice. The contributors have drawn on the latest research, best practice and lessons learnt over the past decade of Framework implementation to equip practitioners, from different disciplines, to identify the developmental needs of children, assess parental capacity and evaluate the impact of family, economic and environmental factors on the carer's ability to meet the needs of the child. This book is essential reading for all practitioners, managers, trainers and educators in children's and adult services who use the Framework, and will also be a valued source of knowledge and guidance for those assessing children s needs in legislative contexts outside of England.

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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

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Child's World 22 Mar 2010
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I purchased this book to assist me in my placement as a student social worker - this book is excellent, highly recommended. The book is easy to read and covers issues such as the assessment framework, attachment, parenting assessments, and the impact of domestic violence
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4.0 out of 5 stars The child's world 13 Oct 2010
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Reccomended by a colleague, new edition develops on previous and covers a wide area in assesing children in need. Some information seems basic but written in a clear way, looking at things from the child's view. i have found this book beneficial in working in social care.
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5.0 out of 5 stars really useful, easy to read 29 May 2010
This book is really helpful for assessments and easy to read and to find what you need. Well written and well discussed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Worktool 23 Feb 2014
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Good product and excellent value. Set out in an understandable way. Very useful for experienced and a must for newly qualified social workers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How to gain depth in assessing children 19 April 2013
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This book is informative. I have found chapters useful and thought-provoking.I would recommend this book to social work practitioners in the children's and young people's service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 18 Dec 2013
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given the changes a foot, very informative, glad I bought it, I can see I will use it often..... way forward
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5.0 out of 5 stars Social Work Books 5 Sep 2013
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I ordered this book on Monday and it arrived through my door today (Thursday). I was very impressed with the quality, even though it is second hand, the description didn't do it justice. I would definitely buy books again, in the future. A very happy customer and 5 stars is definitely the right rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
This book is a nice easy book to read for any 1st year social work student and will take you through all your studying years
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. J. A. Spence
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
I am a second year social work student. I find this book really helpful and easy to navigate. I have used this book so many times. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Text
If you're working in Safeguarding Children services this book is essential. Covers all aspects of assessing children within the national framework.
Published 16 months ago by Mr. Peter Joscelyne
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read
in my last year of social work degree. this book was very helpful in making assessments easier to understand. also useful for essays.
Published 20 months ago by kaz
3.0 out of 5 stars Some pages misprinted
Some pages within the book are not complete, the paper has not been cut properly, so some of the writing is obscure. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have when working with children and families
This book covers everything needed when working within the children and families sector. It has attachment theory and assessment and intervention, the book is an easy read and... Read more
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An essential book needed to complete my current essay on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
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