Lost Innocents is a follow-up to Beyond Blame: Child Abuse Tragedies Revisited (1993). In their new book, Peter Reder and Sylvia Duncan use the same process of case analysis and apply it to a more representative sample of cases. They describe the theoretical basis and method of the study and its findings, before going on to discuss their practical implications, and their opinions about the case review process itself. Finally, the authors discuss whether child abuse fatalities can be predicted or prevented.
'This book, attracively presented, with well-chosen case vignettes and excellent reference list, author and subject indexes, should be required reading for health, social services and other professionals involved in working with children, especially (but not only) in child protection work.' - Martin Newman, British Journal of Psychiatry
Introduction. The Cases. Mental Health Problems. Unresolved Conflicts. Assessments. The Review Process. Prevention. Facilitating Good Practice.