Child neglect is my view your view? Working with cases of child neglect in the North Eastern Health Board

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128258
Title:
Child neglect is my view your view? Working with cases of child neglect in the North Eastern Health Board
Other Titles:
Developing systems for effective practice under 'Children First'
Authors:
Horwath, Jan; North Eastern Health Board (NEHB)
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield
Publisher:
North Eastern Health Board (NEHB)
Issue Date:
Jan-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128258
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Child neglect constitutes more than half of the cases reported to the NEHB Community Care child care social work service each year. Neglect is perceived, therefore, to be prevalent in the community and it affects a significant numb er of children. Cases of neglect raise assessment issues that are often more complex than cases of physical or sexual abuse. Often, there is no specific incident because child neglect usually raises issues of ongoing concern regarding the capacity of the parents to meet the needs of their children. In addition, practitioners struggle to work effectively with families with these entrenched problems. The new national guidance, Children First, published by the Department of Health and Children emphasises the importance of working with these families to protect childre n from harm and promote their welfare. If the guidance is to be implemented effecti vely, the NEHB needs to ensure that its curre nt child protection system lends itself to working with cases of child neglect in ways that reinforce the principles underpinning Children First, while recognising local need and circumstances. The NEHB is kee n to take a strategic approach to practice deve lopments to ensure they meet the n eeds of the local population. In ord e r to achieve this, the Board wanted to obtain information regarding current practice in cases of child neglect. The aim was , first, to consider the implication of Children First for local policy and practice and, secondly, to obtain information to inform r ource planning. A study was commissioned from Jan Horwath, Senior Lecturer in Social Work Studies at The University of Sheffield. Th purpose was to attempt to identify factors that influence decision-making influence decision-making and determine threshold criteria at critical stages of the child protection process in cases of child neglect.
Keywords:
CHILD; CHILD HEALTH; CHILD WELFARE
Local subject classification:
CHILD NEGLECT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHorwath, Janen
dc.contributor.authorNorth Eastern Health Board (NEHB)en
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-18T10:53:36Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-18T10:53:36Z-
dc.date.issued2001-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128258-
dc.descriptionChild neglect constitutes more than half of the cases reported to the NEHB Community Care child care social work service each year. Neglect is perceived, therefore, to be prevalent in the community and it affects a significant numb er of children. Cases of neglect raise assessment issues that are often more complex than cases of physical or sexual abuse. Often, there is no specific incident because child neglect usually raises issues of ongoing concern regarding the capacity of the parents to meet the needs of their children. In addition, practitioners struggle to work effectively with families with these entrenched problems. The new national guidance, Children First, published by the Department of Health and Children emphasises the importance of working with these families to protect childre n from harm and promote their welfare. If the guidance is to be implemented effecti vely, the NEHB needs to ensure that its curre nt child protection system lends itself to working with cases of child neglect in ways that reinforce the principles underpinning Children First, while recognising local need and circumstances. The NEHB is kee n to take a strategic approach to practice deve lopments to ensure they meet the n eeds of the local population. In ord e r to achieve this, the Board wanted to obtain information regarding current practice in cases of child neglect. The aim was , first, to consider the implication of Children First for local policy and practice and, secondly, to obtain information to inform r ource planning. A study was commissioned from Jan Horwath, Senior Lecturer in Social Work Studies at The University of Sheffield. Th purpose was to attempt to identify factors that influence decision-making influence decision-making and determine threshold criteria at critical stages of the child protection process in cases of child neglect.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth Eastern Health Board (NEHB)en
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen
dc.subject.otherCHILD NEGLECTen
dc.titleChild neglect is my view your view? Working with cases of child neglect in the North Eastern Health Boarden
dc.title.alternativeDeveloping systems for effective practice under 'Children First'en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden
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