Social Work Intervention Pathways within Child Protection: Responding to the Needs of Disabled Children in Ireland

  title={Social Work Intervention Pathways within Child Protection: Responding to the Needs of Disabled Children in Ireland},
  author={Susan Flynn},
  pages={51 - 63}
  • S. Flynn
  • Published 20 December 2019
  • Psychology
  • Practice
Whilst even minimal social work intervention entails judicious planning and strategic oversight, existing literature alludes to persistent concerns, inadequacies and challenges in safeguarding work with disabled children. In this context, critical commentary on the literature selects two influences on social work intervention for more in-depth consideration. The sustaining proposition of the paper is that barriers to optimum Child Protection and Welfare (CPW) social work intervention with… 

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