The Child's World: The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need

The Child's World: The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need


Edited by Jan Horwath

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  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 242mm x 24mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843105683
  • ISBN 13: 9781843105688
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 77,480

Product description

This expanded and updated second edition of "The Child's World" is the accessible and comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to assessing children in need and their families. The book not only provides an explanation of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, but also a wealth of information on how to implement it sensitively and effectively, summarizing the latest research, policy and best practice. "The Child's World" covers: the assessment framework; the process of assessment; assessing the developmental needs of children; assessing parenting capacity; and, assessing family and environmental factors. This book is essential reading for practitioners in children's and adult services using the Framework, and will also be a valued source of knowledge and guidance for those working in legislative contexts outside of England.

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Author information

Jan Horwath is Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Sheffield. She worked as a practitioner, trainer and manager in both voluntary and statutory social work settings before becoming an academic in 1995. She is author of Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment; Effective Staff Training in Social Care: From Theory to Practice with Tony Morrison; Working for Children on the Child Protection Register: An Inter-Agency Practice Guide with Martin Calder; and Making Links Across Specialisms: Understanding Modern Social Work Practice with Steven Shardlow.

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. Part One: The Framework.; 1. Background to the Assessment Framework. Jan Horwath, University of Sheffield.; 2. The Assessment Framework. Wendy Rose, Senior Research Fellow, The Open University, Walton Hall. Part Two: The Assessment Process. 3 and; 4. The Assessment Process. Jan Horwarth.; 5. Contributing to an Assessment: the Role of Professionals Working with Children and their Families. Peter Sidebotham, Health Sciences Research Institute and M Week.; 6. Engaging Children and Families in the Assessment Process. Holland.; 7. Communicating with Children. Howes.; 8. Supervising Assessments. Enid Hendry, NSPCC Training and Rosemary Gordon, NSPCC Training. Part Three: Assessing the Developmental Needs of Children.; 9. The Developmental Needs of the Child: Implications for Assessment. Harriet Ward, Loughborough University and Danya Glaser, Department of Psychological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital.; 10. Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children in Need. Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin. 11. Attachment: Implications for Assessing Children's Needs and Parenting Capacity. David Howe, University Of East Anglia.; 12. The Assessment of Children with Complex Needs. Ruth Marchant, Triangle.; 13. Young Carers: Needs, Rights and Assessments. Chris Dearden, Loughborough University.; 14. Pre-birth Assessments. Di Hart, Principle Office, Children in Public Care. Part Four: Assessing Parenting Capacity.; 15. Assessing the Needs of Children and Young People Who Have Been Sexually Abused. Arnon Bentovim, University of Central London.; 16. The Assessment of Parenting Capacity. David Jones, Consultant Paediatrician, Park Hospital for Children.; 17. Assessment of Parental Motivation to Change. Tony Morrison, Independent Social Care Trainer and Consultant.; 18. The Impact of Parenting Issues on their Ability to Meet the Needs of their Child. Stanley, University of Central Lancashire.; 19. Young People who Sexually Abuse. Bobbie Print, G-MAP Services Ltd and Marcus Erooga, NSPCC. Part Five: Family and Environmental Factors.; 20. Assessing the Needs of Children and their Families taking Diversity into Account. Ratna Dutt, Director, Race Equlity Unit.; 21. The Impact of Economic Factors on the Carer's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Child. Gordon Jack, Durham University and Owen Gill, South West Regional Office, Barnados.; 22. The Impact of Family and Community Support on a Carer's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Child. Gordon Jack Durham, University and Owen Gill, South West Regional Office, Barnados. Bibliographical References. Index.