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The Management of Child Protection Services

Context and Change, 1st Edition

By Robert Sanders


309 pages

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First published in 1999, The Management of Child Protection Services is not about child abuse but about child protection. It is about the arrangements that professionals from different disciplines make to ensure they operate together effectively to protect the most vulnerable children in society. The book examines five different contexts of child protection: historical, cross-cultural, structural, managerial and professional and consideration of the operation of Area Child Protection Committees. In exploring these contexts, the book seeks to address such questions as: ‘how can universal standards be applied to protect vulnerable children whilst avoiding ethnocentrism?’ and ‘from where are derived, historically, and cross-culturally, the models of child protection adopted in the UK today?’ It also seeks to identify the different professional contexts, roles and contributions of agencies involved in child protection, with a view to promoting interdisciplinary understanding. These questions and understandings are necessary if changes currently being contemplated are to enhance the effectiveness of child protection.

Table of Contents

1. An Historical Context of Child Protection. 2. A Cross-Cultural Context of Child Protection. 3. The Structural/Policy Context of Child Protection in England and Wales. 4. Area Child Protection Committees. 5. The Professional/Agency Context of Child Protection.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General