Professional Judgment, Practitioner Expertise and Organisational Culture in Child Protection: An Ethnographic Study

@inproceedings{Whittaker2014ProfessionalJP,
  title={Professional Judgment, Practitioner Expertise and Organisational Culture in Child Protection: An Ethnographic Study},
  author={Andrew K. Whittaker},
  year={2014}
}
Child protection social workers must make difficult decisions in real life circumstances that often involve limited knowledge, uncertainty, conflicting values, time pressures and powerful emotions. These circumstances can pose a significant challenge to reasoning skills, especially when the cost of errors and poor judgment can be unacceptably high. This study explores the psychological processes that underpin how child protection practitioners form judgments and how these are influenced by the… CONTINUE READING

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