First published in 1999, this innovative book explores in detail the essential components of working with families whose children are on the Child Protection Register. It provides a comprehensive guide to professionals, highlighting and addressing the gaps and ambiguities in central government guidance. The chapters, written by academics and leading professionals in the field, offer multi-disciplinary perspectives on models of assessment, core group practice, child protection plans and working in partnership with children and families. Practical guidance is offered to those who participate in post-registration practice and to those who participate in post-registration practice and to those who supervise or train professionals working in this area.
This volume is of particular relevance to practitioners, students, managers and trainers in social work, health, education, probation and voluntary settings. It provides a unique collection of case examples, checklists and exercises enabling the reader to develop their own practice or use the material as a framework for promoting inter-agency practice within the supervision nor training context.
Table of Contents
1. The Background and Current Context of Post-Registration Practice. Jan Horwath and Martin C. Calder. 2. Policies and Procedures: Developing a Framework for Working Together. Martin C. Calder and Jan Horwath. 3. Assessment and Planning. Christine Samra-Tibbetts and Barry Raynes. 4. The Role of the Keyworker. Barbara Firth. 5. Groupwork Processes and the Impact on Working Together in Core Groups. Elaine Baxter and Bobbie Print. 6. Core Groups and Partnership: Three Models and a Case Study. Alastair Christie and Helle Mittler. 7. Towards Anti-Oppressive Practice with Ethnic Minority Groups. Martin C. Calder. 8. Core Groups: a Catalyst for Change? Tony Morrison. 9. The Role of the Social Services First-Line Manager. Sharon Anne Cooke. 10. The Roles and Responsibilities of Health Service Personnel. Jane Appleton and Jill Clemerson. 11. Helping Teachers to Help Children. Anne Peake and Julie Turner. 12. Inter-Agency Training for Post-Registration Practice. Michael Murphy.
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’...makes an important contribution to the on-going debate as to what constitutes good practice in this area.’ ChildRIGHT