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Gender and Child Protection Jonathan Scourfield

Gender and Child Protection

Jonathan Scourfield

Published January 4th 2003
ISBN : 9780333949795
Paperback
199 pages
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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 notMoreIt 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 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. It combines theory with illustrative example, and concludes by focusing on the lessons for practice.