The Child Protection Practice Manual: Training practitioners how to safeguard children

Paperback | February 18, 2016

EditorGayle Hann, Caroline Fertleman

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Around 85 children die each year in the UK due to abuse or neglect. A number of these deaths are later deemed preventable because the child involved was known to either social services or to a health professional. Cases such as those of Baby P and Victoria Climbie highlighted the failings ofthese organisations, ones set up to safeguard children.It is the responsibility of every health professional worldwide to identify and respond to child abuse and yet that very responsibility is both emotionally and strategically challenging. The Child Protection Practice Manual: Training practitioners how to safeguard children equips professionals withthe ability to recognise a child at risk and the knowledge of how to work with a child already suffering abuse. Practical advice is offered on how to navigate the multi-disciplinary processes. Fictional case studies and exercises immerse the reader in scenarios, from which the authors lead readersthrough learning points, recommendations, and legislation. With new definitions in child protection ranging from child sexual exploitation, gang violence, radicalisation and internet bullying through to female genital mutilation, witchcraft and spirit possession, honour based violence and forced marriage, this book will be a valuable resource.

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Around 85 children die each year in the UK due to abuse or neglect. A number of these deaths are later deemed preventable because the child involved was known to either social services or to a health professional. Cases such as those of Baby P and Victoria Climbie highlighted the failings ofthese organisations, ones set up to safeguard...

Dr Gayle Hann worked as a research psychologist for Cornwall Alcohol and Drugs Agency after graduating from the University of Plymouth. She spent many years working in orphanages in Romania. She retrained as a doctor at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2002. She is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:February 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198707703

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Table of Contents

1. Philippa Prentice: The History of child protection and child abuse in the UK: How did we get here?2. Gayle Hann: Child protection and the law3. Benita Morrissey: The consequences of child maltreatment and the public health perspective4. Kerry Robinson and Maryam Hyrapetian: Challenges to professionals working in child protection5. Laura Haynes and Gayle Hann: Definitions and types of abuse6. Hannah Jacob: Physical abuse7. Nirit Braha: Sexual abuse8. Charlotte Holland: Emotional abuse9. Eleanor Beagley and Gayle Hann: Neglect10. Katherine Taylor and Gayle Hann: Other types of abuse11. David James and Sophie Khadr: New challenges in child protection12. Christopher Hands: Child maltreatment and cultural competence13. Bryony Alderman: Child protection in primary care14. Jacqueline Le Geyt and Gayle Hann: Acute presentations: child protection in the emergency department15. Katherine Fawbert: Child protection medicals (assessing children in whom there are concerns about child maltreatment)16. Ellie Day and Chloe Macaulay: The safeguarding process: putting the jigsaw together17. Gayle Hann: Medical record keeping18. Ellie Day: Communicating concerns to parents19. Karen Aucott: Appearing in court20. Arabella Simpkin and Gayle Hann: Child protection training21. Eleanor Perera: Child protection: when things go wrong - Serious Case Reviews22. Christopher Hands: Child protection in low resource settingsGayle Hann: Appendix 1: Social Care Referral Guidance and ExampleGayle Hann: Appendix 2: Child Protection Medical AssessmentKaren Aucott: Appendix 3: Format for a statement to courtGayle Hann: Appendix 4: Guidance on Completing a Police Statement and Sample Police StatementGayle Hann: Appendix 5: Brief guidelines on Chain of EvidenceConrad Von Stempel: Appendix 6: Body MapsGayle Hann: Appendix 7: Discharge Planning Meeting Proforma