Evaluation of a co-location initiative: a Public Health Nurse working in a social work department to improve child protection practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617867
Title:
Evaluation of a co-location initiative: a Public Health Nurse working in a social work department to improve child protection practice
Authors:
O'Dwyer, Patricia; Cahalane, Sheila; Pelican-Kelly, Susanne
Affiliation:
1. Independent Public Health Nursing Consultant 2. Child Protection Public Health Nurse, Department of Social Work, South Lee, St Finbarr’s Hospital Cork 3. Principal Social Worker, Department of Social Work, South Lee, St Finbarr’s Hospital Cork
Citation:
O'Dwyer, P., Cahalane, S. & Pelican-Kelly, S. (2016) "Evaluation of a Co-location Initiative: a Public Health Nurse Working in a Social Work Department to Improve Child Protection Practice" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 71-74).
Publisher:
Irish Association of Social Workers
Journal:
The Irish Social Worker
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617867
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
There is a compelling need for professionals and agencies to work together to protect children. The complexities of interdisciplinary and inter-agency work in child protection are well documented. A solution, often recommended, in the enquiries and reports into child abuse deaths is the need to strengthen and improve work practices between professional groups whose work involves responding to child protection issues (Taskforce on the Child and Family Support Agency (TCFSA), 2012). This analysis prompted a new way of thinking about working across services for children and families. This involved the co-location of a child protection public health nurse in a social work department to improve inter-agency work practices of frontline practitioners in daily contact with children. In this paper we will concentrate on the findings from the evaluation of the colocation initiative related to sharing and communicating information confined to the views of social worker and public health nurse practitioners.
Keywords:
SOCIAL WORK; PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING; CHILD ABUSE; CHILD PROTECTION
Local subject classification:
EVALUATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Dwyer, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorCahalane, Sheilaen
dc.contributor.authorPelican-Kelly, Susanneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T14:46:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-03T14:46:17Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationO'Dwyer, P., Cahalane, S. & Pelican-Kelly, S. (2016) "Evaluation of a Co-location Initiative: a Public Health Nurse Working in a Social Work Department to Improve Child Protection Practice" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 71-74).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/617867-
dc.descriptionThere is a compelling need for professionals and agencies to work together to protect children. The complexities of interdisciplinary and inter-agency work in child protection are well documented. A solution, often recommended, in the enquiries and reports into child abuse deaths is the need to strengthen and improve work practices between professional groups whose work involves responding to child protection issues (Taskforce on the Child and Family Support Agency (TCFSA), 2012). This analysis prompted a new way of thinking about working across services for children and families. This involved the co-location of a child protection public health nurse in a social work department to improve inter-agency work practices of frontline practitioners in daily contact with children. In this paper we will concentrate on the findings from the evaluation of the colocation initiative related to sharing and communicating information confined to the views of social worker and public health nurse practitioners.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Association of Social Workersen
dc.subjectSOCIAL WORKen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH NURSINGen
dc.subjectCHILD ABUSEen
dc.subjectCHILD PROTECTIONen
dc.subject.otherEVALUATIONen
dc.titleEvaluation of a co-location initiative: a Public Health Nurse working in a social work department to improve child protection practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1. Independent Public Health Nursing Consultant 2. Child Protection Public Health Nurse, Department of Social Work, South Lee, St Finbarr’s Hospital Cork 3. Principal Social Worker, Department of Social Work, South Lee, St Finbarr’s Hospital Corken
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Social Workeren
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