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This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.
1. Introduction - Jan Horwath, University Of Sheffield, And Dendy Platt, University Of Bristol; 2. The Assessment Task - Jan Horwath; 3. The Assessment Process: Gathering Information - Jan Horwath; 4. The Assessment Process: Making Sense Of The Information, Analysis And Forming Judgements - Danielle Turney, University Of Bristol, And Dendy Platt; 5. Effective Communication With Children And Young People - Audrey Tait, Captains Road Social Work Centre, Edinburgh And Helen Wosu, University Of Edinburgh; 6. Open Door: Involving Pre-School Children - Ruth Marchant, Triangle, UK; 7. Engaging Parents In The Assessment Process - Danielle Turney And Gillian Ruch, University Of Sussex; 8. Multidisciplinary Participation In Assessment From Early Help To Child Protection - Julie Taylor, University Of Birmingham, Dawn Hodson, NSPCC, UK And Patrick Neil, Consultant, Oxford; 9. Assessing Parenting: Contemporary Perspectives On Parenting - Stan Houston, Queen's University Belfast; 10. Dimensions of Parenting - Liz Hadcroft, Consultant, Norfolk And David Jones, Oxford; 11. Assessing Parental Motivation And Ability To Change - Dendy Platt And Katie Riches; 12. The Impact Of Parenting Issues On Parenting Capacity - Michael Murphy And Michaela Rogers, University Of Salford; 13. Assessing Parents with Learning Difficulties - Beth Tarleton and Nadine Tilbury, University of Bristol; 14. Assessing The Developmental Needs Of The Child - Aideen Naughton, NHS Wales; 15. Assessing Health Needs - Jane Appleton, Oxford Brookes University and Karen Whittaker, University of Central Lancashire; 16. Assessing Educational Needs - Christine Gould And Barbara Lawrie, Yorkshire; 17. Emotional And Behavioural Development: The Importance Of Attachments - David And Yvonne Shemmings, University Of Kent; 18. Assessing Cumulative Harm In Cases Of Emotional Abuse And Neglect - Jan Horwath; 19. Assessing Possible Physical Abuse - Arnon Bentovim And Stephen Pizzey, The Child And Family Practice, London; 20. Assessing Possible Sexual Abuse In The Family - Arnon Bentovim, Stephen Pizzey And Jenny Gray; 21. Assessing Possible Child Sexual Exploitation And On-Line Abuse - Emilie Smeaton, Paradigm Research, York; 22. Assessing The Needs Of Asylum Seeking And Trafficked Children - Emma Palmer, University Of Lancaster; 23. Assessing The Needs Of Young People Who Sexually Abuse - Simon Hackett, University Of Durham; 24. Assessments Involving Young People With Complex Needs - Ruth Marchant; 25. Assessing The Needs Of Young Carers - Katherine Bishop, Research In Practice, Sheffield; 26. Identifying The Needs Of Young People Leaving Care - Emily Munro, University Of Bedfordshire; 27. Pre-Birth Assessments - Jane Barlow, University Of Warwick; 28. The Impact Of Poverty On Vulnerable Children And Families - Dave Backwith, Anglia Ruskin University; 29. Family And Community Support Needs For Vulnerable Families - Dave Backwith; 30. Working With Cultural & Religious Diversity - Claudia Bernard, Goldsmiths, University Of London; Contributor Bios; Index
3rd Revised edition
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
06 Dec 2018