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Dangerous situations : the report of the Independent Inquiry Team reporting on the circumstances of the death of a child presented to the Director-General of Social Welfare by the members of the Inquiry Team, Jennie Pilalis, Tanielu Mamea, Sharon Opai.

By: Independent Inquiry Team on the Death of a Child (N.Z.).
Contributor(s): Harré Hindmarsh, Jennie | Mamea, Tanielu | Opai, Sharon | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Wellington, N.Z.] : Dept. of Social Welfare c1989Description: 128 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0477072836 (pbk.).Subject(s): CHILD ABUSE | CHILD HOMICIDE | CHILD PROTECTION | DEATH | POLICY | SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | NEW ZEALANDDDC classification: DSW 362.768 IND Summary: This report presents the results of the independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a two year old child in New Zealand, the daughter of M and Simi Tali. The child was under the legal supervision of the Department of Social Welfare when she was killed by her mother, after an extended period of abuse, in July 1987. The report describes the facts of the case and examines the appropriateness and adequacy of services and resources in terms of what was provided and suggested practice. The authors' conclusions and recommendations address: the interests of the child and the priority of child safety, situational analysis replacing the 'disease model' that focuses on the caregiver, a multidisciplinary approach including the relationships between Departmental social workers and others with an interest in child protection, cultural appropriateness, monitoring of staff and staffing levels, training, codes of practice, and research into child abuse in a New Zealand context.
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Prepared by the Independent Inquiry Team on the Death of a Child "March 1988." Note that there is a previous edition in the Preservation Collection. Do not supply that version.

This report presents the results of the independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a two year old child in New Zealand, the daughter of M and Simi Tali. The child was under the legal supervision of the Department of Social Welfare when she was killed by her mother, after an extended period of abuse, in July 1987. The report describes the facts of the case and examines the appropriateness and adequacy of services and resources in terms of what was provided and suggested practice. The authors' conclusions and recommendations address: the interests of the child and the priority of child safety, situational analysis replacing the 'disease model' that focuses on the caregiver, a multidisciplinary approach including the relationships between Departmental social workers and others with an interest in child protection, cultural appropriateness, monitoring of staff and staffing levels, training, codes of practice, and research into child abuse in a New Zealand context.

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