Child Welfare and Child Protection Services in England

Thoburn, June (2023) Child Welfare and Child Protection Services in England. In: Oxford Handbook of Child Protection Systems. Oxford University Press, pp. 59-76. ISBN 9780197503546

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Abstract

This chapter explores the child welfare and child protection services in England. The child protection system refers to the multi-agency and inter-professional arrangements following specific government guidelines on the assessment and service concerning child maltreatment. Suspected maltreatment reports are directed to the police or children’s social services. Data on rates of abuse cannot be quantified easily due to the lack of a formal system of reporting and substantiation of abuse allegations. However, England does have a robust administrative data collection to understand the demands on the child welfare system. Tension is growing between policy-makers, social workers, and advocacy groups with regards to enforcing a rights-based and participatory approach to child welfare.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: child welfare,child protection services,england,data,reporting,maltreatment,government,social services,police
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2023 10:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92349
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197503546.013.2

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