British Journal of Social Work
Another very successful chapter in this respect is that on parental substance misuse co-written by a researcher, Moira Walker, and a services manager, Mary Glasgow. Its "messages for practice" in relation to assessment, working with parents and working with primary-aged children is among the best I have read in this complex and under-researched area. Given the alarming prevalence or parental substance dependence, which now constitutes the single greatest challenge in the field of child protection, this chapter is most welcome. For the challenges facing us in relation to child neglect are enormous, but the comprehensive and cross - disciplinary approach of this book, with its strong emphasis on research and its respect for practice, is a source of hope.
The Journal of Interprofessional Care
This edited collection is to be welcomed as it attempts to provide an accessible and wide ranging coverage of this issue. This book is extremely useful for anyone studying or practicing in this area.
This text brings together an abundance of evidence on neglect, both from an empirical and policy perspective, and intertwines this with issues of implementation. It neatly captures the salient issues for those working from a health or social care background, while not focusing on any one discipline. The chapters range from general aspects to more specialised issues and adopt a multi-agency perspective, reflecting current policy. An essential read.
Adoption & fostering
The language is clear and the concepts are supported by illuminating case studies. Useful work sheets are also provided as practical tools and the reader is left with a good overview of the context surrounding the issue.
Overall this is a welcome book on an often overlooked subject area and it is a good resource for all those working towards integrated and collaborative child care services.
Professional Social Work
A thorough and practical manual on child neglect that will be invaluable for practitioners across disciplines.
This book is a very welcome addition to the Best Practice in Working with Children series. It is a mine of information and importantly draws on the most up to date research as well as practice knowledge... The sequence of the chapters allows the reader to cover the general issues, the theoretical and evidential grounding, the implications for health and social care and finally messages for practice. It is the capacity of the contributors to illustrate their text with both complex research information and case studies that makes this book for me so valuable and accessible. It would be invidious to select any one chapter as the best, there are so many! I really enjoyed them all and the topical issue of whether children from substance abusing families should be removed from home will benefit from the debates within this book. It provides a measured approach to what has become a very emotive topic... Certainly a book well worth reading and referring back to time and time again.