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The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.

How Do I Consider Cultural Factors When Assessing Risk and Safety?
How do I consider cultural factors when assessing risk and safety?
SherylBrissett-Chapman

Formal risk assessment is a structured process designed to ensure consistency with knowledgeable standards and protocols and to support the worker's decision-making process. To apply it effectively, we must also understand the potential impact of our intervention response on diverse children and family systems. What does it really mean to go beyond a “gut” instinct to acquire essential knowledge about the level of childhood vulnerability in families who are fundamentally different from oneself? How can we truly understand the ways in which diverse families (a) nurture and protect their children, physically and emotionally; (b) recognize and prioritize child endangerment situations and provide protection to ...

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