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.
Chapter 54: How Do I Decide Whether to Remove the Alleged Offender or to Remove the Child?
How Do I Decide Whether to Remove the Alleged Offender or to Remove the Child?
This chapter reviews the factors to consider when making a decision whether to remove a child or an alleged offender from a home. It is currently recommended that the alleged offender be removed rather than the child if the safety and well-being of the child cannot be ensured in the home. It is also recommended that, whenever possible, removal decisions be made as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to case management.
What Factors Should Be Assessed in Determining the Necessity for Removal?
Although it is not known exactly which of the following factors places a child ...