What prompts information sharing and how do we get it right? This accessible book challenges widely held assumptions about information sharing in child welfare that facts about risks to children are clear and that sharing them with other professionals is a straightforward process. Essential reading for academics and policy makers, students on post-qualifying child protection courses, social workers, managers and all other professionals tasked with safeguarding children.
Dr Kellie Thompson is a Senior Lecturer of Social Work (Children and Families) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and a practising local authority social worker in children's services. Her research interests are in the critical analyses of information practices in the context of inter-professional responses to children in need and their families.