The story of Baby P: Setting the record straight
by Ray Jones
This book is the first to tell what happened to ‘Baby P’, how the story was told by the media and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. It makes a crucial contribution to the topic.
Moving on from Munro: Improving children’s services
by Maggie Blyth
Three years after the publication of the influential Munro Report (2011) this important publication draws together a range of experts working in the field of child protection to critically examine what impact the reforms have had on multi agency child protection systems in this country, at both local and national level.
by Brid Featherstone, Susan White, Kate Morris
This book challenges the current child protection culture and calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection.
Changing children’s services: Working and learning together (Second edition)
Edited by Pam Foley and Andy Rixon
This new edition of the best-selling textbook critically examines the potential and reality of closer ‘working together’ and asks whether such new ways of working will be able to respond more effectively to the needs and aspirations of children and their families.
This book shows how children are affected by conflict, explores why they respond to conflict in different ways, and provides clear, practical guidance on the best ways to ameliorate the effects.
COMING IN 2015
Dark secrets of childhood: Media power, child abuse and public scandals
by Fred Powell and Margaret Scanlon
Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society.
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