Child Protection Reform Across the UK

Child Protection Reform Across the UK

Paperback Protecting Children and Young People

By (author) Anne Stafford

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  • Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 210mm x 12mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 24 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1903765978
  • ISBN 13: 9781903765975
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,449,581

Product description

There have been significant shifts in relation to safeguarding and child protection policy in the UK in recent years. Each part of the UK is engaged in its own programme of reform. Devolution has added a new dynamic to these developments. This book is an edited volume outlining recent developments in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. The book concludes with a chapter in which the editors compare and contrast the various reform programmes across the UK and considers the extent to which child protection policy is converging or diverging. Intended as a resource for those who are training to work with children and young people and their families; for those working in children's services in Scotland and for academics and policy makers this volume provides an invaluable oversight to the origins of the UK's child protection policies.

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Author information

Anne Stafford is Director of the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for UK-wide Learning in Child Protection (CLiCP) where Sharon Vincent is Research Fellow, Child Protection.

Table of contents

1.Background and introduction;2.Every Child Matters:Change for Children programme in England;3.Children and young people: rights to action in Wales; 4.Our children and young people - our shared responsibility: the reform implementation process in child protection services in Northern Ireland; 5. Getting it Right for Every Child in Scotland; 6. An overview of safeguarding and protecting children across the UK; 7. Safeguarding and protecting children across the UK: similar but distinctive systems; References; Index