child abuse

Disabled parents : examining research assumptions

This review seeks to bring a somewhat hidden issue into the light, examining it and considering how the knowledge identified here might influence the future direction of services. Parenting as such has, rightly, gained increasing prominence over the last few years – but the parenting support needs of disabled parents have been largely ignored. This review was developed with two aims in mind. First, to bring together the research literature on disabled parents and, second, to set that research within the context of the policy and practice thinking of its time.

Learning from past experience : a review of serious case reviews

This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.

Checklist of practice recommendations from the Victoria Climbie inquiry

This report contains a listing of the recommendations from the public inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie.

The Victoria Climbie inquiry : summary and recommendations

This report contains a summary and recommendations from the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie.

Child welfare across borders

Online eight-part training course designed to help practitioners acquire an understanding of the international dimensions informing social work with children and young people at a local level.

Ellie - Drugs : case narrative

This is a short training scenario originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. The scenario is: Ellie and her partner are prescribed methadone. Their care of their children is causing concern.

Children talking to ChildLine about sexual abuse

Report based on detailed analysis of calls to ChildLine about sexual abuse from April 2008 to March 2009.

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: children’s services guidance

Document which focuses on what you should do if you have concerns about children, in order to safeguard and promote their welfare, including those who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm.

This resource also outlines what will happen once you have informed someone about those concerns; what further contribution you may be asked or expected to make to the processes of assessment, planning, working with children, including how you should share information.

Jeannie Smith : Alcohol : Case Narrative

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. Jeanie and her husband have a history of alcohol misuse. They have an 11 year old son, whom Jeanie says is misbehaving.