This will be a key new text for modules on Children and Families on the qualifying Social Work degree, and on PQ courses in this area, and should also be used on Assessment & Intervention modules. It will also have wider appeal across Health and Social Care and on the new EYPS programmes – the market is wide ranging.


Part 1 comprises four chapters. The first lays the foundation for a general appreciation of the nature of child neglect and emotional abuse. This is followed by an examination of practice points raised by a number of public inquiries and serious case reviews. Subsequently, there are two chapters which explore how neglect and emotional abuse might impact on children's development.

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