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Hayes, David – Child Care in Practice, 2006
The 1970s heralded the beginnings of a major shift in focus within child care social work in the United Kingdom, and the preventive, family support approach that had characterised practice since the 1940s was gradually, but decisively, replaced by a central concern with child abuse. This paper outlines the rise and dominance of child protection…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Social Work
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Little, Michael – Children & Society, 1999
Examines definitions related to prevention and intervention for children to inform development of ideas in health, education, and social services contexts. Summarizes principles of effective prevention/early intervention. Presents examples of good practice, focusing on the High Scope model and a contemporary program in England that allows health,…
Descriptors: Children, Definitions, Early Intervention, Integrated Services
Parton, Nigel; Otway, Olive – Children and Youth Services Review, 1995
Identifies and analyzes central tensions and themes that characterize child protection policy in England and Wales. Outlines conflicting messages that have been prevalent in debates about child abuse since the early 1980s. Analyzes in detail the 1989 Children Act, the 1991 Criminal Justice Act, Working Together (1991), and the Memorandum of Good…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children