Child protection resources and services
Part of Safeguarding children
Practice issues from serious case reviews, learning into practice. All agencies’ views are not given equal weight in conference decision-making.
New research from the University of Lancaster identifies the relationship between young motherhood and the risk of court-ordered removal of children. It also recorded a significant increase in newborn children being taken into care.
How a systems approach to children's safeguarding case reviews can improve learning.
Summary of how hospital trusts and councils' social care services can work together to identify and prevent child abuse and maltreatment
Report on how hospital trusts and councils' social care services can work together to identify and prevent child abuse and maltreatment.
This film looks at how hospitals and local authorities can work together more effectively to protect children and identify and reduce the risk of maltreatment.
Hospital, council and police staff in Scunthorpe explain how they work together to protect children
Hospital and council staff in Cardiff explain how they work together to protect children
This At a glance summary presents a new ‘systems’ model for case reviews. The model provides a method for getting to the bottom of professional practice and exploring why actions or decisions that later turned out to be mistaken, or to have led to an unwanted outcome, seemed to those involved, to be the sensible thing to do at the time.
Part of Parental Substance Misuse e-learning
One of a set of three e-learning modules exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. The module explores how parenting capacity may be compromised and how children may be affected by parental substance misuse. Sections cover the child's developmental needs; substance misuse and parenting capacity; and the impact of the wider community context in which the child is living, including using an ecomap to help understand these factors. The resource includes audio, video and interactive technology.