Safeguarding children and young people - A guide to integrated practice

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By Steven Walker and Christina Thurston

Large format paperback, 176 pages

Published 2006

This essential text offers a key resource to hep us improve the service that we must provide:

  • social workers, nurses, teachers, police YOT members, connexions/AIG providers, CAMHS workers, youth workers and family support workers will find help here with acquiring core knowledge and skills developing their roles to play a full part
  • child protection social workers will find new information and encouragement to help them put their skills and experience to best effect in changing circumstances
  • everyone will be supported in learning how to make improvements by collaborating amongst themselves together with their communities
  • parents, practitioners and children and young people will be supported to work in partnership and collaborate within their communities

Clear, focussed and accessible, this practical guide contains a series of 36 photocopiable activities, case studies and practice examples underpinned by knowledge, theory and evidence relating to child abuse, risk, child development and protection. The material can be used for:

  • self-study
  • teambuilding
  • multi-disciplinary agency training
  • supporting local Safeguarding Children's Boards
  • establishing Children's Trusts

In an interactive format, the book analyses how practitioners are striving to make sense of and implement the latest legal, organisational and government guidance. Complete with further reading, a substantial biography and a lost of useful organisations and resources this comprehensive guide will enable you to undertake effective integrated practice by helping you:

  • assess vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • work in partnership with children, parents and other professionals
  • use the integrated children's system
  • ensure your work reflects a children's rights agenda
  • help young people who are undergoing life transitions to look after themselves
  • contribute to multi-disciplinary collaborative family support
  • practice in a socially inclusive and culturally competent way
  • implement the lessons of the Laming and Bichard inquiries

Nurses, teachers, police, YOT members, Connexions/AIG providers, CAMHS workers, youth workers and family support social workers will find help here with acquiring core knowledge and skills in development of their roles.
Child protection social workers will find new information and encouragement to help them put their skills and experience to best effect in changing circumstances.

Steven Walker is a senior social work lecturer and Christina Thurston is a senior nurse lecturer in the Institute of Health and Social Care, Anglia Polytechnic University, who between them have 40 years experience in child protection practice, teaching and research.

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