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Child Protection


© 2007 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Child Protection is part of an exciting new series from SAGE. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer comprehensive introductions to core subjects, encouraging students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates. Child Protection offers readers an accessible overview of the core themes in child abuse and child protection, helping readers understand both the theory and practice involved in child protection, as well as enhancing their thinking skills in line with course requirements.

Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:
  • Easy access to the key themes in Child Protection
  • An expert's view on running themes in the course
  • Guidance on developing critical thinking Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks
  • Guidance on essential study skills
  • Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook


The Sage Course Companion to Child Protection is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and ensure success in their undergraduate course. The book will also be an invaluable resource for those on post-qualifying training programs involved in working with children.
 
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO YOUR SAGE COURSE COMPANION
 
PART II: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM
Running Themes in Child Protection Work  
 
The History of Child Abuse
 
Current Policy
 
The Legal Framework
 
Dealing with Uncertainty
 
Using Research
 
What Is Child Abuse and Neglect?
 
Who Abuses and Why?
 
Emotional Abuse
 
Neglect
 
Physical Abuse
 
Sexual Abuse
 
What Can be Done to Make Children Safer?
In Collaboration with David McIlroy
PART III: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS
 
General Introduction
 
How To Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
 
How to Make the Most of Seminars
 
Revision Hints and Tips
 
Exam Tips
 
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
 
PART IV: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

`Although primarily aimed at social workers, the content of this work is very relevant for other professionals who work with and for children, including trainee lawyers as an introduction to social work practice and the principles of child care law and practice upon which it is based. The book also provides insight for lawyers into the standards to be expected of social workers, which is helpful in children law work. Eileen Munro writes form the perspective of a depth of academic knowledge and many years of experience. I like the clarity of her style, and the ease with which she shares information in a palatable way' - Association of Lawyers for Children


An excellent read for all levels studying safeguarding.

Mrs Clare Hallam
Health, education and social care, Barnet College
September 17, 2014

A very practical text on child protection, vital for practitioners, and also for students of early years, childhood studies, or QTS/EYTS who are undertaking placements in the children's workforce. An excellent textbook.

Mr Steven Burton
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Metropolitan University
August 6, 2014

This is an excellent read and essential for any one studying child protection

Mrs Pauline Barrett
School of Human & Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
June 3, 2014

A very useful text that provides good information for social care students. This will be a useful addition to our reading list.

Mrs Karen James
Care, Coleg Sir Gar
November 26, 2012

An excellent resource providing students with essential information in relation to child protection. Easy to understand, well written and very informative. i would truly recommend that every early years student should have this book.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
November 10, 2012

A very useful addition to our Safeguarding lectures. Incorporates some excellent study guidance in context. The inclusion of tips, extension activities and an extensive glossary are really helpful.

Ms Gillian Mills
Education and Applied Social Science, Stockport College
March 6, 2012

Good background information for the Working with Children and Young People course

Mrs Heather Langridge
Education , Blackburn College
September 22, 2011

It continues to provide a clear & thorough account of key issues in child protection

Ms Mary Smith
social work, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
July 8, 2011

A very useful text provicing all the core legislative and theoretical background to child protection work in an easy to read format.

Ms Mary Smith
social work, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
January 4, 2011

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