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ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment

Devine, Lauren; Parker, Stephen

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Abstract

There is a trend towards over-referral according to ESRC funded research by Dr Lauren Devine and Mr Stephen Parker at the University of the West of England, Bristol. They have examined referral data across England, and the social work response to it. Findings indicate that despite the upward trend in referral, there is no corresponding increase in the detection of child abuse. There is increased pressure on agencies working with children to refer, but little acknowledgement of the consequences for families of the referral. There are a number of policy issues arising from this finding summarised in this first evidence briefing from the project's results.

Other Type Other
Publication Date Jun 15, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015). ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment
Keywords ESRC evidence briefing, rethinking child protection strategy, child protection & assessment, child abuse
Publisher URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/files/publications/evidence-briefings/child-protection-and-assessment/
Related Public URLs http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/b...protectionstrategy.aspx
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/n...ion-and-assessment.aspx

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