Safeguarding Children: Debates and Dilemmas for Health Visitors

Harlow, Julianne and Smith, Martin (2016) Safeguarding Children: Debates and Dilemmas for Health Visitors. In: Luker, Karen, McHugh, Gretl and Bryar, Rosamund (eds). Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 170-219. ISBN 978-1-119-07858-6

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This chapter contextualizes child abuse and neglect in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) practice. Relevant key concepts including child, childhood, safeguarding, child protection, child abuse, significant harm are critically explored in the context of practice. The incidence and prevalence of child abuse and the assessment of vulnerable children are also addressed. The chapter ends with a discussion of the challenges encountered in working together with other professionals and agencies involved in safeguarding children whilst exploring the value of health visitors accessing high quality child protection supervision.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 14:26

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