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Strengthening Child Protection


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Foreword by Professor Sue White; Introduction; The significance of `information sharing' in safeguarding children; So, what is this thing we call `information'?; Understanding professional information need and behaviours; How is information shared in everyday practice?; Putting pieces of the `jigsaw' together to establish a `full' picture; Professional relationships with information; Emotion information: working with hunches, concerns and uncertainty; Conclusion.

About the Author

Dr Kellie Thompson is a Senior Lecturer of Social Work (Children and Families) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and a practising local authority social worker in children's services. Her research interests are in the critical analyses of information practices in the context of inter-professional responses to children in need and their families.


"Provides many important insights that can help all those concerned with achieving effective child protection to get high quality information sharing among professionals right." Harry Ferguson, University of Nottingham
"In a noisy, fast moving, and procedurally heavy world of child protection, this book is timely, insightful and deeply humane, with practical relevance for those committed to improving existing child protection services and practices." Ravi KS Kohli, University of Bedfordshire
"A fascinating analysis of a vitally important under theorised and under researched topic that offers a wealth of insights to all those working in child protection and those making policy in this area." Brid Featherstone, University of Huddersfield

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