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Neglected Children and Their Families, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5171-9
200 pages
June 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Those who work with children and young people have a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. Recognizing and detecting signs of emotional abuse and neglect is an important responsibility as well as a key skill. As well as ensuring that children and young people are free from harm, it is equally important to ensure their well-being and quality of life.

This new edition of Olive Stevenson’s highly respected text is updated throughout to include the latest policy and research developments, and expanded to include greater consideration of topics such as the impact of parental mental health, substance abuse and alcoholism on parental capacity and the issue of parents with learning disabilities. Providing clear guidelines for the assessment and intervention of child neglect, Neglected Children and Their Families is an invaluable resource for all those studying and working in childcare, including social workers, health visitors and child nurses.



  • Includes recent policy and research developments in the field, and includes latest government initiatives
  • Provides best-practice guidelines for the detection and assessment of neglect
  • Written by a highly-respected authority in the area
  • Evidence-based, accessible and practical in style
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Defining and Understanding the problem.

Neglectful families; the general context.

Parents.

Children who are seriously neglected.

Working together in cases of neglect; unresolved problems and current issues.

So what is to be done.

Appendices

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Olive Stevenson is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Nottingham where she holds a continuing contract for supervision of research. She is a pioneering figure in social work and holds honorary degrees from the Universities of East Anglia and Kingston. She is an honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Poly- university and at Kingston University. She was awarded the CBE in 1994. She has chaired five Area Child Protection Committees and currently acts as consultant to individuals and voluntary organisations and adviser to projects in the field of child protection and fostering
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    • Includes recent policy and research developments in the field, and includes latest government initiatives
    • Provides best-practice guidelines for the detection and assessment of neglect
    • Written by highly-respected authority in the area
    • Evidence-based, accessible and practical in style
See More
"Although her background is in social work, Olive Stevenson writes in such a way that the comments on recent government guidance could be applied to any setting in which children are encountered....I will certainly be adding this book to my essential reading list." Nursing Standard<!--end-->



"Its broad content and readability, supported by copious literature and policy, make it an essential read for practitioners."
Primary Health Care

"A good book that does what it says on the packet."
Child and Family Social Work

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