Practice: Social Work in Action
Overall the book achieves its aim of being an accessible document for a variety of professionals who may be involved in work with separated children. It demystifies practice, highlighting the need for a focus on the needs and welfare of children, while it does not shy away from the complexities of working with a particularly vulnerable group of children on the move.
Professional Social Work
The book is highly readable and the chapters cover a wide range of issues, enabling the reader to dip into particular topics.
This book highlights... contemporary legal, policy and practice developments. Personally, I was surprised by the new Scottish pilot programme for unaccompanied asylum seekers, but, to find out more, I highly recommend reading this book.
The book is a realistic one. It does not shy away from the more unsavoury aspects of child refugees or asylum seekers. It holds out no false hope but there is the suggestion that where legislation is used properly, more help than harm is offered to these children and young people. There is a wealth of references and an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter which will be invaluable to students and professionals where this phenomenon is a key aspect of their work.
Child Abuse Review
This edited collection includes work from contributors with a variety of expertise in children's social care, research, immigration law, policy and paediatric mental health, and will be particularly relevant for professionals in these fields with an interest in, or responsibility for, separated children. Each chapter contextualises a particular aspect of safeguarding within relevant policy frameworks and legislation, before drawing on research literature and case studies to reflect on the issues raised...this book will do much to raise awareness of the complexity of separated children's experiences, and can only improve our safeguarding responses as a result.