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Description - Good Practice in Safeguarding Children by Liz Hughes

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work when statutory guidance, the way agencies are integrated and the delivery of services are changing. Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen have drawn together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice, including case scenarios and exercises. This book explores how changes in the system offer an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision, to achieve better outcomes for children and their families.This book is a must-read book for all front-line practitioners involved in safeguarding children, including social workers, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, police officers, healthcare professionals, probation workers and teachers. It is also suitable for undergraduate, post-graduate and post-qualifying students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843109457
ISBN-10: 184310945X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Liz Hughes

Liz Hughes is a consultant nurse in the Integrated Safeguarding Children Service in Sheffield. She was previously a health visitor for 11 years and a child protection specialist nurse for 10 years. Hilary Owen is Assistant Executive Director of Safeguarding and Welfare, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. She was also vice chair of Sheffield's Safeguarding Children Board's Operational Executive Committee for two years. Hilary has written several articles and edited or contributed to several books, including Good Practice in Child Protection and One of the Hardest Jobs in the World: Attempting to Manage Risk in Children's Homes, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.