Participation in Child Protection

Theorizing Children’s Perspectives

Authors: Duncan, Mandy

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  • Prioritises and amplifies children’s voices
  • Presents in-depth accounts of individual children’s experiences of the child protection system 
  • Argues that the capitalist ideologies of individualism and welfare based paternalism permeate the actions of adults who work within the child protection system
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About this book

There have long been doubts within social work about the viability of reconciling participatory practice with the statutory power that comes hand-in-hand with child protection work. This book explores this issue by proposing an original theory of children’s participation within statutory child protection interventions. It prioritises children’s voices through presentation of a wide collection of children’s experiences of the child protection system including three unique in-depth accounts.

Identifying the different ways in which children engage with professionals in the child protection process, Duncan explores why they act in the ways that they do. The book reveals why some children are sceptical participants or become disaffected with the system whilst others participate more positively within it.

Participation in Child Protection will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including social work, sociology, psychology, counselling, law and education, as well as child protection professionals such as social workers, child protection police officers, health visitors and teachers.

 

About the authors

Mandy Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93824-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93823-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participation in Child Protection
Book Subtitle
Theorizing Children’s Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93824-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93824-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93823-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 214
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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