Context and its significance in identifying ‘what works’ in child protection

Barton, A and Welbourne, P (2005) 'Context and its significance in identifying ‘what works’ in child protection.' Child Abuse Review, 14 (3). pp. 177-194. ISSN 0952-9136

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/car.892

Abstract

The repetitive nature of the underlying problems with child protection systems identified by many inquiries into child deaths suggests that the ability to transpose successful strategies from one area to another may be contingent on more than a ‘technical’ approach to best practice. Current policy responses to failing child protection systems are arguably based on an assumption that practices that work in one area may be applied in other areas without reference to the existing base for practice. Drawing on our own experiences in the field, we attempt to explore some methodological issues relevant to the evaluation of service provision and the dissemination of effective practice in interagency working.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: multiagency working, child protection, ‘what works’, dissemination, application
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/car.892
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 19:30
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