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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Child Neglect

Planning and Intervention

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230206663
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

A follow-up to Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment, this new book offers detailed practical guidance on multidisciplinary planning and intervention in cases of child neglect. Drawing on the latest research, theory and key examples, this is another essential resource for any practitioner working within this challenging field.

Jan Horwath is Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of many books on safeguarding children including Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment.

1. Introduction
2. The Neglected Child: Are we on the Same Wavelength?
3. Neglectful Parenting and the Impact on the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
4. An Assessment or an Intervention?: Planning, Intervention and the Assessment Process
5. Planning: Engaging with Families and Other Professionals to Bring About Change
6. Interventions: When and How?
7. Promoting Good Enough Parenting: Establishing Firm Foundations through the Provision of Universal Services
8. Addressing Emerging Concerns Through Early Help
9. Chronic Neglect: Working with Complexity
10. Interventions for Children and Parents to Address Specific Parenting Issues
11. Meeting the Needs of Neglected Children and Young People
12. Interventions to Address Specific Issues Encountered by Neglected Children and Young People, Including Out-of-Home Care
13. And Were We Successful?: Evaluating Plans and Interventions


In this smart, up-to-date book, the reader is treated to a comprehensive coverage of current thinking, planning and intervention in the field of child neglect. Jan Horwath is a well-respected authority and always a great pleasure to read'.-David Howe, Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
'Horwath speaks with authority and insight about child neglect. This is a massively valuable contribution to contemporary thinking about the way forward in dealing with neglect'- Julie Taylor, Professor of Child Protection, University of Edingburgh, UK
'This book is a superb resource for practitioners. Building on a comprehensive account of the adversities that parents face, it offers empathic, evidence-based and accessible methods for helping neglected children.'- Brigid Daniel, Professor of Social Work, University of Sterling, UK
'In her new book Professor Horwath provides an unprecedented overview of what is currently known about child neglect. She brings together a wide range of scholarship as well as her own original research. This is required reading for anyone practising, studying or teaching in this field.'- Ruth Gardner, Head of Strategy and Development, NSPCC, UK
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