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Good Practice in Safeguarding Children: Working Effectively in Child Protection (Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice) Paperback – 15 Jan 2009

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd (15 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184310945X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843109457
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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this book is well structured and the use of case scenarios, exercises and key points is helpful to encourage readers to reflect on current practice and to consider how they would implement the suggestions to improve outcomes for children and young people. There are references at the end of each chapter should the reader wish to explore topics in greater depth. I would recommend this book to students and practitioners working in health, social care, education, the police service and the voluntary sector. -- Child Abuse Review Does this new volume assist with keeping children safe? The answer is yes, as it engages with territory often not covered by traditional textbooks... I would thoroughly recommend this book to practitioners, students, and trainers working with all children and their families. It is also a particularly helpful starting point for those who are now wary and anxious about fulfilling their safeguarding role and child protection responsibilities. -- Child and Adolescent Mental Health This is an invaluable book for professionals at all levels. -- Nursing Standard The book starts with a useful legislative update and considers the significance of the move away from using the term 'protection' (protecting children from maltreatment) to that of 'safeguarding' (ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care) Practical guidance is underpinned by research evidence and practice knowledge, including exercises and case scenarios. Contributors discuss dilemmas in safeguarding work with children and there are helpful lists of resources and websites. My overall impression is of a book containing high quality information that will be relevant to both frontline practioners and managers. -- Professional Social Work This book considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work amidst ever changing statutory guidance and service delivery. 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. -- ChildRight This is a good introductory text about child protection systems and practice. It provides a nice overview about various aspects of child protection and has clearly been written with practitioners' needs in mind. -- CAFCASS Twelve contributors write with clarity and often passion to motivate and inspire as well as to inform. The text is very readable and includes highly salient topics, such as the "everyday" contribution that schools can make, the difficulties of safeguarding trafficked children, and good practice for supervision... I highly recommend this book. -- Counselling Children and Young People

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this book is well structured and the use of case scenarios, exercises and key points is helpful to encourage readers to reflect on current practice and to consider how they would implement the suggestions to improve outcomes for children and young people. There are references at the end of each chapter should the reader wish to explore

topics in greater depth. I would recommend this book to students and practitioners working in health, social care, education, the police service and the voluntary sector.

(Child Abuse Review)

Does this new volume assist with keeping children safe? The answer is yes, as it engages with territory often not covered by traditional textbooks... I would thoroughly recommend this book to practitioners, students, and trainers working with all children and their families. It is also a particularly helpful starting point for those who are now wary and anxious about fulfilling their safeguarding role and child protection responsibilities. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

This is an invaluable book for professionals at all levels. (Nursing Standard)

The book starts with a useful legislative update and considers the significance of the move away from using the term 'protection' (protecting children from maltreatment) to that of 'safeguarding' (ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care) Practical guidance is underpinned by research evidence and practice knowledge, including exercises and case scenarios. Contributors discuss dilemmas in safeguarding work with children and there are helpful lists of resources and websites. My overall impression is of a book containing high quality information that will be relevant to both frontline practioners and managers. (Professional Social Work)

This book considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work amidst ever changing statutory guidance and service delivery. 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. (ChildRight)

This is a good introductory text about child protection systems and practice. It provides a nice overview about various aspects of child protection and has clearly been written with practitioners' needs in mind. (CAFCASS)

Twelve contributors write with clarity and often passion to motivate and inspire as well as to inform. The text is very readable and includes highly salient topics, such as the "everyday" contribution that schools can make, the difficulties of safeguarding trafficked children, and good practice for supervision... I highly recommend this book. (Counselling Children and Young People)

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Good practice in safeguarding children is a very informative yet manageable book that provides concise and relevant reflections on law, social policy and research in a number of areas. It is laid out with explanatory paragraphs, good practice points, examples, case studies and tasks; thus making it practical and interesting. There are ALOT of citations and full references are usefully provided at the end of each chapter.

The book consists of 14 chapters including:
1. Introduction
2. From protection to safeguarding: bringing you up to date on statutory responsibilities
3. The contribution of schools to safeguarding children
4. Making the most of the home visit
5. Infant mental health and early attachment
6. Working with un-cooperative or hostile families
7. Neglect and parental disability
8. Safeguarding children who live with parental substance misuse
9. Domestic abuse and safeguarding children
10. Safeguarding trafficked children
11. Criminal investigation and safeguarding: dilemmas for policing
12. Good practice in undertaking social work assessments
13. The most important professional relationship
14. Doing serious case reviews well

This book would make an excellent core text and I would reccommend reading it!
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Up to date, easy to read, indepth and a fantastic safeguarding companion. A must have for anyone working with children and young people.
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I took this book on loan yesterday from my University Library and have found it an excellent read. It is informative and clear in its delivery of information. For students with a tight budget for books this is an excellent investment and addition to any personal library that will be a vital tool in practice, post graduation.
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This is a very useful and readable addition to anyones library, that deal with children in the course of their professional role. It clearly outlines what is best practice in Safeguarding and how this works in the field. I would recommend this book to health & care professionals, to foster & adoption agencies and to all university students studying social work.
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Not an easy subject to read around but the author has made it as easy as they could. Good if you are studying around this subject at Uni/College or work in the area of Child Protection. I highly recommend it.
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Really good read - very informative and easy to follow.
Good chapters and easy to dip into when you're on a bus between visits.

Its got some good prompts and thoughts on key areas such as parents and substance misuse and resistant families. Not total rocket science but well written and set out to make you think about ways to approach your cases.

I would definately recommend this book to SW students in front line placements and Social Workers in child protection and similar teams.
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