This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at living with an abusive mother. In 2001, Dave Pelzer wrote about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother during his childhood, and how she encouraged his brothers to treat him as 'the family slave'. One brother in particular stood out. Now, that brother has written his own version of events.
Jenni Murray talks to Richard Pelzer about his role as his mother's main collaborator and how, when Dave was taken away, he fell from favour and found himself on the receiving end of the abuse.
Paper analysing the role of harmful alcohol consumption in child maltreatment along with its lifelong impact on alcohol use patterns in people who were maltreated as children and the role of public health in prevention.
This is a small group training exercise involving allocation of responsibilities to agencies involved in protecting children.
It should be completed with a large group plenary for discussion and ‘unpacking’ the issues which arise. It is best used in multi-agency training programmes.
Document that sets out a national framework of guidance on how all agencies and professionals should work together to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect.
It is aimed at those who work in the health and education services, the police, social services, the probation service, and others whose work brings them into contact with children and families.
It is relevant to those working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. It replaces the previous version of Working Together Under the Children Act 1989, which was published in 1991.
This booklet is a summary of the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) web-based guidance, 'Safe and secure - the manual'.
The manual covers the needs of children and vulnerable adults in places of worship and other organisations.
The booklet covers CCPAS ten safeguarding standards which include that organisations should adopt a formal, working safeguarding policy and that organisations must develop safeguarding awareness and provide training. It concludes with a list of CCPAS membership benefits.
This exercise is designed to prompt participants to ‘surface’ the beliefs and values that underlie their reactions to the situations that children are in. This exercise is usually carried out with a large group split into smaller groups of 4 – 5 people. It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
This is Dumfries and Galloway Council's response to the Hammond Report which formed the Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Kennedy McFarlane. This Report reviews the recommendations of the Inquiry and sets out planned action.
Booklet informing foster carers and their families about what happens if an allegation of abuse or neglect is made against them, or about other situations where serious concerns are raised about their practice or standards of care.
During the past 30 years, the focus on the extent and nature of child abuse and neglect has been coupled with an increasing interest in the impact on children’s development, health and mental wellbeing. Child maltreatment is both a human rights violation and a complex public health issue, likely caused by a myriad of factors that involve the individual, the family, and the community. This document examines the impact of abuse and neglect on the health of children and young people.
This guidance sets out how organisations and individuals - including police, teachers, social workers and health workers - should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from sexual exploitation.
It aims to help agencies to: develop local preventive strategies; identify those at risk of being sexually exploited, to safeguard those who are being sexually exploited; and to identify and prosecute perpetrators. A chapter on the roles and responsibilities of agencies is included.