Beliefs of helping professionals within the context of child sexual abuse assessment
Background: Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one of the most serious socio-pathological phenomena. However, its identification is challenging and linked to the risk of false positive and false negative…
Alice in recidivism land: The Queens logic and child protection workers' assessment of sexual dangerousness
- Law, Psychology
This article is based on a case that highlights the dearth of cogent and pertinent risk assessment information in the reports and testimonies of many involved in assessing risks to children in real…
Expert Testimony on Child Sexual Abuse:a Qualitative Study of the Swedish Approach toStatement Analysis
The purpose of the present study was to explore the Swedish application of statement analysis, developed by Dr. Arne Trankell, and focus on the way experts integrated data, and how they interpreted the results of their evaluations.
Allegations against people working with children : A study of initial decision making.
The study explores the initial decision making of managers within services for children when faced with an allegation of abuse against a member of staff and suggests that awareness of specific safeguarding procedures for the management of allegations did not enhance practice or decision making, and could operate to blur responsibility for decision making.
Inquiries into Fatal Child Abuse in the Netherlands: A Source of Improvement?
- Political Science
This paper examines for the first time all Dutch public inquiry reports into child abuse fatalities and shows that the problems highlighted in the reports are highly similar to those recurring in their British counterparts.
Mental health tragedies: investigating beyond human error
- Political Science
The Department of Health is introducing a mandatory reporting system for adverse events in the NHS which will replace the statutory inquiries held when someone with a mental illness commits a…
Hear no evil, see no evil: understanding failure to identify and report child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
This report suggests that a new approach that seeks a deeper understanding of why errors occur would be more effective in encouraging safe practices in the future. Executive Summary: The failure to…
Systematic review of models of analysing significant harm
This review aims to build on the conceptual model established by The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, hereafter known as the ‘Assessment Framework’, and provides a concise conceptual model that is accessible and comprehensive for practitioners to use.
Do more severe incidents lead to more drastic decisions? A study of professional child protection decision making in Spain
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Part I - The Background: A brief history of child protection by Roy Parker Research methods and design The follow-up sample. Part II - Early Decision-Making: The investigation Early protective action…
Risk assessment: the emperor's new clothes?
- PsychologyChild welfare
All current instruments used by child protection agencies have major methodological deficiencies that limit the utility of such instruments as a means of predicting future abusive or neglectful behavior, the authors argue.
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EARLY PREDICTION AND PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
We may not be able to make you love reading, but early prediction and prevention of child abuse will lead you to love reading starting from now. Book is the window to open the new world. The world…
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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