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Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work: Perspectives on Children's Participation

Clive Diaz


This book presents new research on the extent to which parents and children participate in decision making when childcare social workers are involved and it considers two key meetings in depth: child protection conferences and child in care reviews. There is currently a great deal of interest in how social workers can work more effectively with families and in particular give children a voice. There is also considerable public and media interest in the child protection system, in particular relating to how children are safeguarded by social workers. This book will argue that unless we listen ... More

Keywords: Child Protection, Children in Care, Participation, Austerity, Social Work, Decision Making, Service User Voice, Complaints

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447354444
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447354444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clive Diaz, author
Cardiff University