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In the Firing Line. Violence and Power in Child Protection Work. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Child Care & Protection

  • ID: 2248355
  • Book
  • January 2002
  • 234 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Serious child protection failures haunt health and welfare agencies around the world.

Based on interviews with protective workers and rigorous examination of their cases, this ground breaking book draws links between the traumatised and isolated child protection worker and the traumatised and isolated re-abused child. This book judiciously uses the words of the workers themselves to bring alive the stresses of life In the Firing Line. Case studies highlight the full extent of violence in many children's lives. The authors propose that, in serious cases of abuse, new approaches and understandings are required if children are to be protected from repeated abuse, long-term psychological injury and even death.

First book to clearly make the connection between violence against child protection workers and the impact on their ability to protect the child

Tackles the very important, but often neglected, topic of the power balance between clients and social workers

Presents a wealth of research findings and real-life examples from practice
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Children and Workers in the Firing Line: Messages from the Case Files and Interviews

The Shifting Foundations of Child Protection: The Context of the Victorian Study

The Failure to Protect: Child Deaths due to Familial Assault or Neglect

The Failure to Protect: Repeated Abuse

The Social Worker-Client Relationship: From Love to Violence and Beyond

Protective Workers in the Firing Line: The True Extent of Violence and Isolation

Hostage Theory

Child Protection Workers as Hostages

Beyond the Firing Line: The Broad Perspective

Supervision: From Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution

The Firing Line Revisited

Appendix: The Victorian Study

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Janet Stanley
Chris Goddard
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