Safeguarding children: challenges to the effective operation of core groups

Harlow, E and Shardlow, SM 2006, 'Safeguarding children: challenges to the effective operation of core groups' , Child & Family Social Work, 11 (1) , pp. 65-72.

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Founded on an evaluative review of core group practice in a northern metropolitan borough of England, this paper highlights the tensions and difficulties that might inhibit the quality of post-registration services to children and their families. Insights from the empirical data as well as theoretical literature have been explored in the light of current and developing policies. This exploration is focused on inter-agency coordination; inter-professional relationships; and partnership with parents and children. The recruitment and retention of social workers, the potential contribution of Children's Trusts, as well as unconscious processes relating to child abuse and child protection, are all given consideration.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767 Children. Child development
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Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Child & Family Social Work
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1356-7500
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 14:08
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:02

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