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Gender and Child Protection

Jonathan Scourfield

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Pages: 208

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 23, 2002)

ISBN: B01E411B1M

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Size: 7.4 MB

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It has been widely noted in the social work literature that the practice of child protection is highly gendered. When it comes to child abuse, women come under more scrutiny and men, who are more likely to present a risk of harm to children, are not engaged with. This important text takes stock of this controversial topic, examining the state of policy and theory on the subject and exploring the organisational culture and the professional knowledge and values that influence contemporary social work in the field of child welfare. Skilfully combining theory with illustrative example, it concludes by focusing on the lessons for practice.