Sage (18 June 2008) Second Edition
This new edition is essential reading for anyone concerned with improving child protection practice. Building on the strengths of the First Edition, it provides a deeper understanding of how practice judgments and decisions can be improved in child protection work.
An account of how intuition, emotion, and analytic thinking are combined in practice
An analysis of how the nature of the task determines what combination is needed
An updated chapter on how we can detect errors
New material on how organizations can promote good reasoning skills
A simpler way to understand risk assessment instruments
Illustrated with detailed case studies throughout, it will be invaluable reading for students, researchers, and practitioners in all areas of child protection, including social work, education, health, and policing.
Dr Eileen Munro is a reader in Social Policy in the Social Policy Department, LSE.
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