• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a serious and complex area of social work practice and understanding the critical skills of communicating with and listening to children's voices, and those of their advocates and survivors, is essential. In this new edition of a highly-regarded book, the authors offer a strengthened children's rights perspective and explore four main categories of child abuse - emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and physical abuse. The book also considers legal safeguards and protective processes to increase the creativity and confidence of those undertaking such work.

Introduction and Key Themes
Introduction and key themes
A Child Rights perspective

A rights perspective is fundamental to this book. Protecting children from harm, being proactive in keeping them safe from abuse and crimes perpetrated against them, is a key role for all social workers in the promotion of children's rights. Hearing and responding to children's voices is an essential component of the professional response to abused children. Child abuse is abuse of power and to deny children's voices and fail to protect them constitutes discrimination against children and is an ...

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