Child Protection and Family Support: Tensions, by Nigel Parton

By Nigel Parton

Makes a speciality of the continued debate approximately how baby defense rules and practices may be balanced and built-in with these in family members aid and baby welfare extra commonly. various distinctive commentators recommend methods ahead

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In the context of maltreatment, thresholds mark the point at which a behaviour is defined as abusive. Furthermore, they represent the point beyond which one set of actions relevant to one stage of the child protection process is superseded by those of a successive stage. They mark out those professional ways of thinking, actual interventions, types of evidence and interactions with the consumer that are appropriate for the first enquiry from those necessary at a protection conference or when a Part III service is on offer.

As these ways of thinking became institutionalised, learned articles appeared about whether more should be spent on family support or child protection, whether victims of sexual abuse also suffer emotional maltreatment and why some local authorities have increasing or decreasing child protection register rates, as if this were some portent of changing parenting behaviour. The Children Act 1989, a conceptual framework in its own right, places the protection of children within the context of all activity on behalf of children in need.

1991). This is illustrated by a report produced by Geoffrey James (1994) for the 1994 Area Child Protection Committees’ conference and produced by the Department of Health. The report opened by saying that each year in recent times the DOH had received about 120 notifications of child deaths or incidents of serious harm to children involving major public concern. While they do not all lead to an ACPC case review under Section 8 of Working Together, the DOH receives on average one such review each week.

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