child abuse

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recordings of the speakers at the Fred Stone Memorial Conference on Child Mental Health and Law, Glasgow, 7 May 2010, organised by the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine.

Resource pack produced by a small team from the University of Stirling and Action for Children and the University of Dundee which draws on a year long process of knowledge exchange with three groups of practitioners and managers working with children in 
different areas of England.