“Good Practice in Child Protection” is a practical handbook for use by all professionals who work with child abuse cases as they get to grips with the new legislation on child protection. The contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the social services, medicine, the legal professions and the police force. The book is based on theory, but its main emphasis is on practice, and it includes exercises to improve practice in specific areas of child protection work, enabling workers to achieve the high standards now demanded. The subjects covered include: The Children Act and child protection; recognizing abuse; preventing the female genital mutilation; communicating with children about abuse; child protection case conferences; promoting inter-professional understanding; victims of child abuse; the police perspective; supervision and support of workers.

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