Practical exercises at the end of each chapter encourage workers to focus on the needs of specific children and demonstrate how the use of pertinent questions makes it easier to take decisive action. These questions assist in taking a fresh look at the needs of children in families where no meaningful progress has been made despite years of family support services.
“This is a fantastic resource for social workers and others in relation to helping them think through the issues surrounding neglect. Lynne Peyton has used all her years of experience to write a useful, engaging and important book which should be used by any social worker carrying out an assessment of a family. It is both thought provoking and pertinent and I thoroughly recommend it!”
Assistant Director of Safeguarding Children
This professionals' guide has been compiled by Lynne Peyton, a leader in her field and at the cutting edge of empowering professionals to provide the best services that they can to children and families. The book is written in such an accessible way and is easy to dip in and out off . The layout of the sections is very helpful and key points are highlighted.
I was really impressed with the level of practical information the book contained. I liked the statement about 'phone calls only being for setting up appointments’ with families.
I will ensure we use this ebook in our work with children and families. A great achievement and a valuable resource!
Tracey Monson, Chair, Child Care in Practice Journal
Senior Manager Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service, Dublin