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Child Protection Reform across the UK

Anne Stafford

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24 Jun 2010
Dunedin Academic Press
110 pages - 192 x 164 x 7mm
Protecting Children and Young People
There have been significant shifts in relation to safeguarding and child protection policy in the UK in recent years. Each part of the UK is engaged in its own programme of reform. Devolution has added a new dynamic to these developments. This book is an edited volume outlining recent developments in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. The book concludes with a chapter in which the editors compare and contrast the various reform programmes across the UK and considers the extent to which child protection policy is converging or diverging. Intended as a resource for those who are training to work with children and young people and their families; for those working in children's services in Scotland and for academics and policy makers this volume provides an invaluable oversight to the origins of the UK's child protection policies.
1.Background and introduction;2.Every Child Matters:Change for Children programme in England;3.Children and young people: rights to action in Wales; 4.Our children and young people - our shared responsibility: the reform implementation process in child protection services in Northern Ireland; 5. Getting it Right for Every Child in Scotland; 6. An overview of safeguarding and protecting children across the UK; 7. Safeguarding and protecting children across the UK: similar but distinctive systems; References; Index
Jonathan Corbett, Care and Social Services Inspectorate, Wales; John Devaney, Queen's University Belfast; Christine Knight, HMIE; Fionnuala McAndrew, Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland; Philip Noyes, NSPCC; Nigel Parton, University of Huddersfield (ed.); Tony Rodgers, Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland; Wendy Rose, The Open University; Anne Stafford, University of Edinburgh (ed.); Maggie Tierney, Support for Learning, Scottish Government; Sharon Vincent, University of Edinburgh (ed.).

'The book's main strength is the way in which the messages are portrayed and recorded. The book is an easy read with the themes jumping off the page whilst providing ample space for consideration and reflection: perfect fodder for your soon-to-be, current, or used-to-be child protection practitioner.' Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

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