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Risk and (un)reliability in child protection and safeguarding (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2016, July). Risk and (un)reliability in child protection and safeguarding. Paper presented at Public Debate 21 July 2016 : Is our child protection system too risk adverse?

This paper is a summary of evidence given by the expert panel at the Public engagement event held at Bristol Family Justice Centre, 21st July 2016. This event debated the motion ‘Is the child protection system too risk adverse?’ The expert panel con... Read More about Risk and (un)reliability in child protection and safeguarding.

Estimating child abuse numbers can overload social workers and put more pressure on families (2015)
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Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015). Estimating child abuse numbers can overload social workers and put more pressure on families

A short article considering child abuse prevalence. This question is increasingly of interest to government and policy makers. Major prevalence studies published by the Children's Commissioner and the NSPCC have estimated the prevalence of child se... Read More about Estimating child abuse numbers can overload social workers and put more pressure on families.

ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment (2015)
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Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015). ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment

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.... Read More about ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment.

Rethinking child protection strategy: Integrating law, practice & social enterprise into effective safeguarding training and a post-referral family support initiative (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015, June). Rethinking child protection strategy: Integrating law, practice & social enterprise into effective safeguarding training and a post-referral family support initiative. Paper presented at Safeguarding Conference: Exploring professional issues for child and adult safeguarding

This paper presents the results of funded research, undertaken to gain insight into how the duty to safeguard is understood and responded to in secondary schools. The aim of the research was to identify how effectively teachers, as non-experts in ch... Read More about Rethinking child protection strategy: Integrating law, practice & social enterprise into effective safeguarding training and a post-referral family support initiative.

The SAFER Initiative: A case study in applying research to social enterprise: Creating impact (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015, April). The SAFER Initiative: A case study in applying research to social enterprise: Creating impact. Paper presented at Ideas for Good

The SAFER Initiative is a newly established social enterprise venture, providing support around the child protection & safeguarding referral and assessment process. This fulfils a social need whilst creating a forum for our research findings to have... Read More about The SAFER Initiative: A case study in applying research to social enterprise: Creating impact.

Public family law cases in the context of miscarriages of justice (2015)
Journal Article
Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2015). Public family law cases in the context of miscarriages of justice

Public family law decisions in English courts are ostensibly made to serve the best interests of the child, whose interests are given paramountcy under the Children Act 1989. Hence, there is little recognition of the capacity for decisions to constit... Read More about Public family law cases in the context of miscarriages of justice.


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