New
The Child Protection Handbook,
Edition 4
Edited by Rachael Clawson, Rachel Fyson and Lisa Warwick

Publication Date: 15 Apr 2024
Awaiting publication
Description

The Child Protection Handbook explains how to recognise abuse and protect at-risk children for those working with children and young people aged under 18, including in social care, education, health services, and sport and leisure settings.

The book has been fully updated to incorporate the impact of new technology as well as current legal and policy frameworks that govern statutory child protection intervention in the UK. It considers all aspects of child protection, including organisational issues, children’s rights, the needs of those from diverse backgrounds, and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on child protection work.

With accessible, up-to-date information presented in an easy-to-navigate format, the Handbook is ideal for all busy practitioners wanting to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Key Features

  • Fully updated since the last edition in 2007 – perfect for all those working with children and young people
  • Easy to navigate and locate information – suitable as a reference book for busy practitioners
  • Illustrative boxes in each chapter, drawing on practice case examples to highlight current issues and dilemmas
  • All concepts explained in straightforward, jargon-free language
  • Reflective points to encourage the reader to think about their own practice and apply new knowledge
  • Key questions for students and teachers to check understanding and to explore concepts further
  • Links to resources and further reading

New Features

  • Supporting social workers in child protection practice
  • Poverty and child protection
  • New forms of child abuse, including technology assisted child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, gangs and criminal exploitation, radicalisation, forced marriage of children and young people, female genital mutilation, and faith-based abuse
  • Focus on teenagers, including child protection in adolescence, leaving care, safeguarding and children in conflict with the law, children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour, and child to parent violence and abuse
  • Safeguarding in sport and leisure
  • Working with parents at risk of repeat removal of their children through care proceedings
About the author
Edited by Rachael Clawson; Rachel Fyson, Research Fellow and Lisa Warwick
Table of Contents
PART 1
The Context for Child Safeguarding
1 FROM RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNITY TO RISK AND COMPLIANCE: REFLECTIONS ON FIFTY YEARS OF PROTECTING CHILDREN
2 THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
3 HUMANE PRACTICE IN CHILD PROTECTION: THE STORY OF ONE PROJECT
4 POVERTY AND CHILD PROTECTION
5 CHILD PROTECTION AND THE FAMILY COURT: AN INTRODUCTION TO LEGISLATION, POLICY AND PRACTICE
6 INTER-AGENCY PRACTICE IN SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
7 SUPPORTING SOCIAL WORKERS: THE ROLE OF SUPERVISION
PART 2
Key Issues in Child Safeguarding
8 CUMULATIVE RISK OF HARM
9 ENDURING FORMS OF CHILD ABUSE (NEGLECT, SEXUAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND FUTURE HARM)
10 ‘NEW’ FORMS OF CHILD ABUSE (EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION)
10A TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: AS A FRAME THROUGH WHICH TO DEVELOP AND BROADEN UNDERSTANDINGS OF ABUSE INVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES AND THE ONLINE
10B CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
10C GANGS AND CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION
10D RADICALISATION
10E FORCED MARRIAGE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
10F FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
10G CHILD ABUSE LINKED TO FAITH OR BELIEF
11 CHARACTERISTICS THAT ACCENTUATE VULNERABILITY (EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION)
11A DISABLED CHILD PROTECTION – EVIDENCE FOR IMPROVED PRACTICE IN THE UK
11B BEING A LOOKED AFTER CHILD
11C BEING A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER
11D BEING A YOUNG CARER
12 FROM 10S TO TEENS: WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE (EDITORS INTRODUCTION)
12A CHILD PROTECTION IN ADOLESCENCE
12B LEAVING CARE
12C SAFEGUARDING AND CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW
12D CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SEXUALLY HARM OTHERS
12E CHILD TO PARENT VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
PART 3
Child Protection Practices
13 CULTURALLY SENSITIVE CHILD PROTECTION PRACTICE
14 MODELS OF CHILD PROTECTION PRACTICE
15 SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: THE ASSESSMENT CHALLENGES
16 CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
17 CHILD PROTECTION AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
18 DIRECT WORK WITH CHILDREN
19 WORKING WITH PARENTS (EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION)
19A WORKING WITH PARENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
19B WORKING WITH PARENTS EXPERIENCING MENTAL DISTRESS
19C YOUNG PARENTS
19D COMPASSIONATE AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE WITH PARENTS AT RISK OF REPEAT REMOVAL OF THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH CARE PROCEEDINGS
20 SAFEGUARDING IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
21 SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN HEALTHCARE CONTEXTS
22 SAFEGUARDING IN SPORT AND LEISURE
23 EDITORS’ FINAL THOUGHTS: CHILD PROTECTION BEYOND THE PANDEMIC
INDEX
Book details
ISBN: 9780702079771
Page Count: 536
Retail Price : £38.99
Audience
Students and practitioners in safeguarding roles, including those working in social care, health, criminal justice, education, sport and leisure.