The Child's World, Third Edition: The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families

Editor : Jan Horwath, Editor : Dendy Platt, Author(s) : Danielle Turney, Author(s) : Julie Taylor, Author(s) : David Shemmings, Author(s) : Yvonne Shemmings

The Child's World, Third Edition: The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 696
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 94109
  • ISBN 13 : 9781785921162
  • ISBN 10 : 1785921169

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This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.

About the Editor(s)

Jan Horwath is Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Sheffield. She worked as a practitioner, trainer and manager in both voluntary and statutory social work settings before becoming an academic in 1995. She is author of Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment; Effective Staff Training in Social Care: From Theory to Practice with Tony Morrison; Working for Children on the Child Protection Register: An Inter-Agency Practice Guide with Martin Calder; and Making Links Across Specialisms: Understanding Modern Social Work Practice with Steven Shardlow.

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David Shemmings is Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. He undertook his PhD in attachment theory, and has spent most of his working life in the field of child protection.

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Yvonne Shemmings is a Continuing Professional Development Specialist and has trained professionals in over 30 child protection organizations. She is a qualified social worker and a senior manager, and her work includes the use of attachment theory in practice. Yvonne has published widely in the fields of child and adult attachment and child protection.

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