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Working ethically in child protection Bob Lonne, Maria Harries, Brid Featherstone, and Mel Gray.

By: Lonne, Bob.
Contributor(s): Harries, Maria | Featherstone, Brid | Gray, Mel, 1951- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, England : Routledge, 2016Description: xviii, 229 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780415729345 (pbk).Subject(s): CHILD PROTECTION | CHILD WELFARE | ETHICS | FAMILIES | SOCIAL SERVICES | SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | SUPPORT SERVICES | UNITED KINGDOMDDC classification: 362.7 LON
Contents:
The ethical landscape in child protection -- Established ethical frameworks -- Emergent ethical theories -- Ethical decision making -- Competing perspectives on child protection and family welfare -- System mandates, policy, theory, and practice -- Service-user and other perspectives -- Needs and circumstances of service users -- Ethics, organisations, and the law -- Ethical principles in child protection -- A relational approach to child protection -- Applying an integrated framework -- Working ethically across cultures : a focus on fathers -- Sharing information : a risky business? -- Travelling hopefully.
Summary: "In their day-to-day practice, social work and human services practitioners frequently find themselves in confusing ethical quandaries, trying to balance the numerous competing interests of protecting children from harm and promoting family and community capacity. In this book the authors aim to prepare students and early-career professionals for roles in the complex and challenging work of child protection and family support. Beginning with a critical analysis and appreciation of the diverse organisational and cultural contexts of contemporary child protection and ethical decision-making frameworks, the authors outline a practical 'real-world' model for reshaping frontline ethical practice. Moving away from a focus on the child apart from the family, the authors recognise that child safeguarding affects the lives, not just of children, but also of parents, grandparents and communities. Working Ethically in Child Protection eschews dominant rational-technical models for relational ones that are value centred and focus on family well-being as a whole. Rather than a single focus on assessing risk and diagnosing deficit, this book recognises that our child protection systems bear down disproportionately on those from disadvantaged and marginalised communities and argues that what is needed is real support and practical assistance for poor and vulnerable parents and children. It uses real-world case examples to illustrate the relevant ethical and practice principles, and ways in which students and practitioners can practise ethically when dealing with complex, multi-faceted issues." (From the back cover). Record #5910
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-221) and index.

The ethical landscape in child protection -- Established ethical frameworks -- Emergent ethical theories -- Ethical decision making -- Competing perspectives on child protection and family welfare -- System mandates, policy, theory, and practice -- Service-user and other perspectives -- Needs and circumstances of service users -- Ethics, organisations, and the law -- Ethical principles in child protection -- A relational approach to child protection -- Applying an integrated framework -- Working ethically across cultures : a focus on fathers -- Sharing information : a risky business? -- Travelling hopefully.

"In their day-to-day practice, social work and human services practitioners frequently find themselves in confusing ethical quandaries, trying to balance the numerous competing interests of protecting children from harm and promoting family and community capacity.

In this book the authors aim to prepare students and early-career professionals for roles in the complex and challenging work of child protection and family support. Beginning with a critical analysis and appreciation of the diverse organisational and cultural contexts of contemporary child protection and ethical decision-making frameworks, the authors outline a practical 'real-world' model for reshaping frontline ethical practice.

Moving away from a focus on the child apart from the family, the authors recognise that child safeguarding affects the lives, not just of children, but also of parents, grandparents and communities. Working Ethically in Child Protection eschews dominant rational-technical models for relational ones that are value centred and focus on family well-being as a whole.

Rather than a single focus on assessing risk and diagnosing deficit, this book recognises that our child protection systems bear down disproportionately on those from disadvantaged and marginalised communities and argues that what is needed is real support and practical assistance for poor and vulnerable parents and children.

It uses real-world case examples to illustrate the relevant ethical and practice principles, and ways in which students and practitioners can practise ethically when dealing with complex, multi-faceted issues." (From the back cover). Record #5910