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- DescriptionSocial workers involved in child sexual abuse work have key powers and duties in civil law to protect children. All too often, they bear the brunt of criticism when the system fails. Written for professionals, Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases examines the complex nature of such cases, and explores the problems encountered by local authority social workers who are required to intervene in families to protect children. Using material from forty case studies, Brian Corby analyzes the context in which child sexual abuse is managed, and the intervention practices of social workers (and other professionals) within this context. From this, he draws out what policies and practices are effective, and why. He studies the historical background to child protection, and the curious ambivalence of society's attitude to cases of child sexual abuse. While emphasizing the difficulties of providing an adequate intervention system, he argues for greater co-operation between agencies, and recommends greater focus on the provision of more resources for treatment of children and families rather than concentrating on detection, investigation and prosecution of offenders.
- Author BiographyThe late Brian Corby was a senior lecturer in Applied Social Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He specialized in child protection studies and has been the author of two previous books on the subject.
- Author(s)Brian Corby
- PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Date of Publication01/07/1998
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Content Noteindex
- Weight308 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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