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Proactive Child Protection and Social Work

Proactive Child Protection and Social Work

208 pages | Learning Matters
Protecting children from abuse is a serious matter, demanding critical thinking, tenacity, resilience, courage and compassion. This book is designed to show how the social work task of protecting children works. It aims to increase the confidence of those undertaking the work, who need to know and understand the processes involved to be better able to form part of the proactive child protection network. It locates knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from the authors' actual practice, making the book an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children.
Introduction: Legal safeguards and protective processes
Emotional abuse
Sexual abuse
Physical abuse

"Proactive Child Protection and Social Work should be required reading for students and experienced practitioners alike" - Dionne Howells, Children's Services Practitioner, NSPCC

Essential reading for those in all social work programmes

Mr Nigel Lempriere
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
July 6, 2015

Excellent book and essential reading for Socail Workers

Ms Jane Donson
Education,health and social care, Winchester University
September 9, 2013

Will be of good use to BA students

Ms Rachael Clawson
Centre for Social Work (University Park), Nottingham University
January 22, 2013

Well written and informative. will become more relevant with module changes next year

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
November 20, 2012

This has been adopted as essential reading for all year 1 social work students

Ms Claire Felix
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
November 1, 2012

Useful text for students in health and social care or childhood studies courses. Covers a range of issues and clear links to practice, Informative and thought provoking.

Mrs Nicola Meek
Social Work, Merthyr Tydfil College
April 16, 2012

very clear and useful

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 23, 2011

Liz Davies

Liz Davies is an Emeritus Reader in Child Protection at London Metropolitan University and a registered social worker.  She began her academic post in 2002, and gained her PhD, entitled Protecting children - a critical contribution to policy and practice development. Following her work, in the 1970s, as a mental health social worker, she was team manager in the London Borough of Islington where she exposed widescale abuse of children within the care system. In the 1990s, as child protection manager and trainer in the London Borough of Harrow, she developed a specialism in conducting serious case reviews as well as in the investigation... More About Author

Nora Duckett

Nora Duckett is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex and a registered social worker. She began her academic career in 2003 and in 2008 co-authored with Liz Davies, Proactive Child Protection and Social Work. Between 2008 and 2011 she contributed to a 3-year youth homelessness research project, commissioned by the EU, and she is currently undertaking doctorate level study looking at improving understandings of professional dangerousness in child protection social work education and practice. Prior to her academic role, in the mid-1980s, Nora worked in an inner London borough as an unqualified... More About Author

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