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Making the case for rethinking child protection strategy

Devine, Lauren

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Abstract

Dr Devine’s two year study considered child protection & safeguarding referral and assessment strategy, including longitudinal evaluation of the consequences of policies intended to detect and address child abuse. The study also evaluated the consequences early risk identification, and conducted a meta-analysis of Serious Case Review recommendations. The results raise serious questions about the effectiveness of the current approach in England. In this context the question of unintended consequences in child protection is discussed, together the consequences for practitioners and families.
The research has enabled four new theoretical insights into child protection and safeguarding, suggesting a new direction for future policy and practice.

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Devine, L. (2016, December). Making the case for rethinking child protection strategy. Paper presented at Contemporary Issues in Social Work Public Lecture Series

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Contemporary Issues in Social Work Public Lecture Series
Start Date Dec 5, 2016
End Date Dec 5, 2016
Acceptance Date Dec 5, 2016
Publication Date Dec 5, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords child protection, safeguarding, contemporary issues
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Contemporary Issues in Social Work Public Lecture Series, London South Bank University

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