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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 Assess the Risk of Maltreatment in Foster Care and Kinship Care?
How do I assess the risk of maltreatment in foster care and kinship care?

Prior to placing a child, you assess for risk of maltreatment in foster care or kinship care by gathering and analyzing sufficient information that emphasizes strengths and resources while illuminating risk factors and concerns. There are practical differences in assessing foster parent applicants and kinship situations. Foster parent applicants offer their services. Their offer does not necessarily involve a particular child. They do not know a child's family. You seek out kinship care arrangements. Kin know the child, may have a relationship with the child, and may have formed specific perceptions about the child. They know the child's ...

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