Divided into two sections, it covers the essentials of all work with children and families, and offers guidance on the process of safeguarding children. The book guides professionals through the processes of identifying and reporting child abuse and details of what happens at each stage. Although aimed primarily at social workers, the book takes a multi–disciplinary approach, and is of use to those in related professions.
Introduction (Jenny Gray).
I: Themes and Principles of Safeguarding.
1 Putting Children and Their Rights at the Heart of the Safeguarding Process
2 Working Effectively with Parents.
3 The Wider Family and Community.
4 Children Living Away from Home.
5 Working Effectively in a Multi–Agency Context.
II: The Process of Safeguarding.
6 Should I Be Worried?
7 Approaching Someone for Help.
8 Carrying Out or Contributing to an Assessment.
9 Judgements, Decisions and Plans.
11 Reviewing and Ending Intervention: Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes for Children.
Pat Cawson is a freelance consultant, formerly Head of the Child Protection Research Unit at the NSPCC.
Sarah Gorin is a Senior Research Officer at the NSPCC and
Steve Walker is the Head of Child and Family Services for the City and County of Swansea.