National Systems of Child Protection

Understanding the International Variability and Context for Developing Policy and Practice

  • Lisa Merkel-Holguin
  • John D. Fluke
  • Richard D. Krugman

Part of the Child Maltreatment book series (MALT, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John D. Fluke, Lisa Merkel-Holguin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Nico Trocmé, Tonino Esposito, Jennifer Nutton, Valerie Rosser, Barbara Fallon
    Pages 27-50
  4. Flora Bolter, Gilles Séraphin
    Pages 75-92
  5. Susanne Witte, Laura Sophia Miehlbradt, Eric van Santen, Heinz Kindler
    Pages 93-114
  6. Ruth Gottfried, Asher Ben-Arieh
    Pages 139-171
  7. Mónica López López, Helen Bouma, Erik J. Knorth, Hans Grietens
    Pages 173-192
  8. Bong Joo Lee
    Pages 193-205
  9. Andreas Jud, René Knüsel
    Pages 207-227

About this book


This volume provides a wide spectrum description analysis of the contemporary and well established child protection systems in a range of countries, such as Australia, Canada, Netherlands and Spain. It presents a brief orientation about the public and private systems involved in protecting children in each country. Further the book identifies current key policy and implementation drivers that orient the systems of child protection, such as children’s rights, family preservation, use of evidence and public health orientation. Finally it presents a critical analysis of the strengths and limitations of the systems, as well as, strategies for prospects for improving outcomes for children and their families. 


Child protection systems Public and private child protection systems Children’s rights Strengths of child protection systems Limitations of child protection systems Improving outcomes for children and families Mandates of child protection systems Children served by child protection systems Families served by child protection systems Best interest of children

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa Merkel-Holguin
    • 1
  • John D. Fluke
    • 2
  • Richard D. Krugman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  2. 2.University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  3. 3.University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93347-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93348-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9701
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-971X
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