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Gender and child protection

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn 2003. Gender and child protection. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

It has been widely noted in the social work literature that the practice of child protection is highly gendered. When it comes to child abuse, women come under more scrutiny and men, who are more likely to present a risk of harm to children, are not engaged with. This important text takes stock of this controversial topic, examining the state of policy and theory on the subject and exploring the organisational culture and the professional knowledge and values that influence contemporary social work in the field of child welfare. Skilfully combining theory with illustrative example, it concludes by focusing on the lessons for practice.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333949795
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3218

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