By Nigel Parton
Specializes in the continued debate approximately how baby security regulations and practices will be balanced and built-in with these in relatives aid and baby welfare extra in most cases. quite a number individual commentators recommend methods ahead
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It is in this context that the legalisation and proceduralisation of child protection has taken root. For the significance and social functions of the juridical takes on an added importance in periods of uncertainty and where there are particular problems concerned with managing disappointed expectations. In situations where conflict is heightened and where social cohesion and individual rights are experienced as being under threat, social responses take on a legalised and proceduralised form (King and Piper, 1995; King and Trowell, 1992).
After all, what is the point of fashioning a carefully validated treatment programme if parents and/or children will not cooperate? There is a place in the construction of definitions of abuse for the voice of professionals working with children. Social workers, teachers, health visitors and doctors help to set the thresholds which delineate successive stages of the child protection process. But their voice must range wide. It should be based in the principles of legislation but incorporate knowledge about what is actually possible with a difficult case coming to light on a Friday afternoon.
Those who suggest that parents should be punished for hitting their children do not reckon on the difficulties of 28 Michael Little coping with the several million offenders such a strategy would produce. Those who think pragmatically about the organisation of social and welfare services often ignore evidence about risk and success or failure of different interventions with different need groups. The scientist, producing the outcome data can, in turn, be woefully ignorant of the consumer view. After all, what is the point of fashioning a carefully validated treatment programme if parents and/or children will not cooperate?
Child Protection and Family Support: Tensions, Contradictions and Possibilities (State of Welfare) by Nigel Parton