Assessment in Childcare, Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

Assessment in Childcare, Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

presented by Martin C. Calder, fl. 2010, in Assessment in Childcare (London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, originally published 2016), 338 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Assessing risk is a key challenge in child protection work. Martin C. Calder presents a clear and accessible guide to understanding risk and the part it plays. This book considers what risk means and how risk assessments should be defined, it outlines the key challenges practitioners face day-to-day, and offers a helpful evidence-based assessment framework for use by frontline staff. Calder argues that risk now has to be reconceived as a multi-disciplinary activity which stretches beyond social work. As such, he highlights a need for a clearer shared terminology among professionals and encourages the social work profession to look to related disciplines, such as criminal justice, for ideas to improve practice. Demystifying the complex debates around risk and showing how to deliver effective risk assessment, this is an essential reference for social workers and social work students, as well as lecturers.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright Message
Copyright for chapters 1 to 5 © Martin C. Calder 2016; Copyright for chapter 6 © Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016
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Original Publication Date
Page Count
Publication Year
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place Published / Released
London, England
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Children and Families, Sex crimes, Child abuse, Risk management, Macro
Martin C. Calder, fl. 2010
Series / Program
Assessment in Childcare

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