Children's rights can only be promoted if policy and practice are based on an understanding of their needs: . What are the connections between harm to children and young people and their everyday experience? . What is the connection between social conditions, attitudes to children, their rights and needs and levels of harm? . How should policies for children and families and the organisation and style of child protection services respond? The book provides examples of good practice-in direct work with children and families and in changing procedures, organisation and policy-which draw on such an understanding of rights and needs. Multidisciplinary strategic planning and advanced practice are emphasised. Contents: The Legal Framework for Child Centred Practice . Links Between Disadvantage and Harm to Children . Race and Child Protection . Issues in Education . Young Women and Sexual Harassment . Issues for parents . Issues for Mothers . Theoretical Debates - Feminism and Post-Modernism . User Friendly Assessment Norma Baldwin is Professor of Social Work, University of Dundee.