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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Child Protection

ISBN 9781137286673
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Focus on Social Work Law

How do you apply the principles, structures and processes of the law to everyday practice? Drawing on a wealth of contemporary case examples, this handy pocket book demystifies the legislation on child protection and demonstrates the practical duties and responsibilities of professionals working within this complex area.

Kim Holt is a Reader in Social Work and Family Law and is Head of Social Work and Communities at Northumbria University. She has many years' experience as both a qualified barrister and social worker.

1. Child Care Law and Practice
2. Decision-Making, Assessment and Working with Others
3. Emergency Applications
Short-Term Measures
4. Care and Supervision
5. Policies, Procedures and Protocols: a Way Forward Post-Munro
6. Preparing to go to Court
7. Concluding Comments
Useful Websites


A valuable addition to the library of any social work student or practitioner, Child Protection is ideal for both study and reference.' – Penelope Welbourne, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Plymouth University, UK
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