Towards Parity in Protection: Barriers to Effective Child Protection and Welfare Assessment with Disabled Children in the Republic of Ireland

@article{Flynn2020TowardsPI,
  title={Towards Parity in Protection: Barriers to Effective Child Protection and Welfare Assessment with Disabled Children in the Republic of Ireland},
  author={Susan Flynn},
  journal={Child Care in Practice},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={333 - 351}
}
  • S. Flynn
  • Published 23 January 2020
  • Psychology
  • Child Care in Practice
ABSTRACT Disabled children experience increased risk of abuse and neglect. Concurrently, serious concerns and practical impediments persist regarding the capacity of statutory child protection and welfare services to respond adequately to their needs. Specifically, the focus in this article is on the assessment stage of the social work process within child protection and welfare teams in the Republic of Ireland. Within this, critical commentary on the literature in this article sets out… 

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