John Devaney, Research Director, Queen’s University Belfast
Risk is a core concept for professionals working with vulnerable children and their families. However, being able to assess risk and use this assessment to inform sound interventions is a complex task. This book provides an excellent resource for practitioners, explicitly linking theory and research with very practical guidance and advice - a rare achievement. Written in an accessible and engaging manner this book is to be commended for its usefulness.
Darren Shaw , Independent Social Worker and Interim Manager, DWS Social Work Solutions Ltd
This book is very much written for the practitioner and the difficulties we face when dealing with the assessment and management of risk. The author highlights a wide array of models and theories that are easily adaptable to everyday use and will increase practitioners' abilities to make robust and sound judgments in regards to risk. For someone who makes decisions regarding risk on a day to day basis, this book is a valuable tool and an excellent reference for anyone working in the child protection field.