The story of Baby P

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ISBN: 9781447316220
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Number of pages: 352
Author: Jones, Ray
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online The story of Baby P in PDF and EPUB In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children, especially the social workers and their managers, who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame. Five years later they are still harassed by press reporters. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact.


The story of Baby P

Filename: the-story-of-baby-p.pdf
ISBN: 9781447316312
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Number of pages: 352
Author: Ray Jones
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online The story of Baby P in PDF and EPUB In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children, especially the social workers and their managers, who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame. Five years later they are still harassed by press reporters. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact.


Learning from Baby P

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ISBN: 9781784502386
Release Date: 2016-08-20
Number of pages: 272
Author: Sharon Shoesmith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Download and read online Learning from Baby P in PDF and EPUB Sharon Shoesmith was Director of Children's Services for Haringey in 2007 at the time of the death of Peter Connelly, also known as 'Baby P'. In Learning from Baby P, she carries out a dispassionate analysis of the events which followed Peter Connelly's death, documenting the responses of the media, politicians and the public. She explores the psychological and emotional responses we share when faced with such horrifying cases of familial child homicide, and how a climate of fear and blame which follows such tragedies can lead to negative consequences for other children at risk of harm, and for the social workers striving to protect them. Learning from Baby P is a thought-provoking book which aims to deepen understanding and shed light on the difficult relationship between politics, the media and child protection.


Beyond Blame

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ISBN: 9781134919147
Release Date: 2005-09-29
Number of pages: 208
Author: Dr Peter Reder
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Beyond Blame in PDF and EPUB What can we learn from inquiries into cases of fatal child abuse? Beyond Blame offers a new way of looking at such cases and shows that it is possible to draw important lessons from them. The authors, all three experienced in child protection work, summarise thirty-five major inquiries since 1973, setting them in their social context and discussing the implications both for practical work in the field and for future inquiries. They stress the need for those who work day to day in child protection to develop and apply a more sophisticated level of analysis to assessment and intervention. They identify common themes within abusing families, in the relationships between members of the professional networks, and in the interactions between the families and the professionals.


The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection

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ISBN: 9781447318422
Release Date: 2015-01-12
Number of pages: 224
Author: Joanne Warner
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection in PDF and EPUB For several decades, social work and child protection systems have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform, with each crisis involving intense media and political scrutiny. In understanding the nature and causes of this cycle, little attention has been paid to the importance of collective emotions. Using a range of cases from the UK, and also considering cases from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, this book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are central to constructions of risk and blame, and are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media. The book considers strategies for challenging these ‘emotional politics’, including identifying models for a more politically engaged stance for the social work profession.


Unforgivable

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ISBN: 9781405918244
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Number of pages: 320
Author: Collette Elliott
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Unforgivable in PDF and EPUB Unforgivable is the shocking real-life story of suffering and survival from child abuse victim Collette Elliott. "I brought you into this world and I can take you out with one click of my fingers." What if Baby P or Daniel Pelka had lived to tell their tale? Collette Elliott once had a similar story. She slipped through the net and only just survived. Her childhood was a place of filth and terror. Her prostitute mother abused and neglected Collette; leaving her with clients, starving her and beating her to a pulp. But the worst thing was that the people who were supposed to protect Collette turned a blind eye. This is the story of a little girl who waited years for justice. It's the story of a woman determined to protect other children from suffering her fate. Collette Elliott is a 35-year-old mother of four. She was born in Birmingham to Maureen Batchelor, a prostitute, and suffered years of physical and mental abuse. In April 2013, Birmingham City Council awarded her £20,000 in damages for the anguish she suffered and their failure to protect her. Collette is now happily married, a devoted mother to her girls, and is campaigning on behalf of other child abuse victims.


Re Imagining Child Protection

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ISBN: 9781447308010
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 184
Author: Brid Featherstone
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online Re Imagining Child Protection in PDF and EPUB Why has the language of the child and of child protection become so hegemonic? What is lost and gained by such language? Who is being protected, and from what, in a risk society? Given that the focus is overwhelmingly on those families who are multiply deprived, do services reinforce or ameliorate such deprivations? And is it ethical to remove children from their parents in a society riven by inequalities? This timely book challenges a child protection culture that has become mired in muscular authoritarianism towards multiply deprived families. It calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection. The authors, who have over three decades of experience as social workers, managers, educators and researchers in England, also identify the key ingredients of just organizational cultures where learning is celebrated. This important book will be required reading for students on post-qualifying courses in child protection, social workers, managers, academics and policy makers.


Little Pea

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ISBN: 9781452103808
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Number of pages: 36
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Download and read online Little Pea in PDF and EPUB If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.


Baby X

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ISBN: 9781849831727
Release Date: 2010-03-11
Number of pages: 288
Author: Harry Keeble
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Baby X in PDF and EPUB When super-tough cop Sergeant Harry Keeble announced he was joining Hackney's ailing Child Protection Team in 2000, his colleagues were astounded. Known as the 'Cardigan Squad', its officers were seen as glorified social workers dealing with domestics. The reality was very different. Within a few months he'd fought machete-wielding thugs, rescued kids who had pit bulls chained to their cots and confronted the horrors of African witchcraft, exposing a network of abuse in the process - all in his unrelenting war against child cruelty. Harry rescued dozens of kids - kids in crack houses, kids living in unimaginable filth and kids who had burned their houses down. Then there were the hostage situations, the lynch mobs, and the almost impossible process of interviewing paedophiles to get a confession. Without wading in sentimentality, Harry describes how his team - working alongside dedicated but chronically underfunded social workers - operated at the sharp end of child protection. This is a shocking and unforgettable story of how some of the UK's most disadvantaged children escaped their tormentors - and explains why some cases, similar to that of Baby P's, ended in tragedy.


Child Protection Practice

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ISBN: 9780230344624
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Number of pages: 208
Author: Harry Ferguson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online Child Protection Practice in PDF and EPUB How do practitioners step up to the professional challenge of keeping children safe? Leading author Harry Ferguson draws on his own research, personal experience and real-life case studies to challenge the way we think about child protection. This highly original and engaging book captures the daily reality of practice within life's most personal spaces, and offers a rare insight into the lived experience of working with vulnerable children, their parents and other carers. Blending diverse ideas from across the social sciences, the book addresses some of the key issues faced by practitioners today: ■ How do you navigate the private areas of a child's life – their home, their bedroom, their emotional world? ■ What do you do when confronted with parents or carers who are resistant, aggressive or deceitful? ■ Why is appropriate touch an essential element of relating to children, and how can you develop the professional resilience to use it effectively? An inspiring declaration of the need for a new, intimate approach to child protection, this ground-breaking book lays the foundations of skilful, authoritative practice. It is a must for any student or practitioner within this challenging field.


The Boss Baby

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ISBN: 9780857073914
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Number of pages: 40
Author: Marla Frazee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Boss Baby in PDF and EPUB A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Why Love Matters

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ISBN: 9781317635796
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Number of pages: 318
Author: Sue Gerhardt
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Why Love Matters in PDF and EPUB Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby’s future emotional and physical well-being. Sue Gerhardt focuses in particular on the wide-ranging effects of early stress on a baby or toddler’s developing nervous system. When things go wrong with relationships in early life, the dependent child has to adapt; what we now know is that his or her brain adapts too. The brain’s emotion and immune systems are particularly affected by early stress and can become less effective. This makes the child more vulnerable to a range of later difficulties such as depression, anti-social behaviour, addictions or anorexia, as well as physical illness. Why Love Matters is an accessible, lively, account of the latest findings in neuroscience, developmental psychology and neurobiology – research which matters to us all. It is an invaluable and hugely popular guide for parents and professionals alike.


Moving on from Munro

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ISBN: 9781447315667
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 176
Author: Maggie Blyth
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online Moving on from Munro in PDF and EPUB Three years after the publication of the influential Munro Report in 2011, Moving on from Munro draws together a range of experts in the field of child protection to critically examine the effects that the Munro reforms have had on multi-agency child protections systems in the United Kingdom. Focusing on topics such as early intervention, vulnerable adolescents, and multi-agency responses to young people at risk, policy and practice specialists join academics in different areas of children’s services to consider what good services look like. They then consider the challenges that stand in the way of improving services and how to overcome them.


Juniper

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ISBN: 9780316324403
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 336
Author: Kelley French
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Juniper in PDF and EPUB A micro-preemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks' gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love -- to save her, or to let her go? Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter.


The Graveyard Book

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ISBN: 9780060530945
Release Date: 2010-09-28
Number of pages: 336
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Graveyard Book in PDF and EPUB It takes a graveyard to raise a child. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family.