Prioritises and amplifies children’s voices
Presents in-depth accounts of individual children’s experiences of the child protection system
Argues that the capitalist ideologies of individualism and welfare based paternalism permeate the actions of adults who work within the child protection system
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Table of contents (8 chapters)
The Perspectives of Children
The Agency of Children and the Structural Conditions of Their Participation in Child Protection Interventions
About this book
There have long been doubts within social work about the viability of reconciling participatory practice with the statutory power that comes hand-in-hand with child protection work. This book explores this issue by proposing an original theory of children’s participation within statutory child protection interventions. It prioritises children’s voices through presentation of a wide collection of children’s experiences of the child protection system including three unique in-depth accounts.
Identifying the different ways in which children engage with professionals in the child protection process, Duncan explores why they act in the ways that they do. The book reveals why some children are sceptical participants or become disaffected with the system whilst others participate more positively within it.
Participation in Child Protection will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including social work, sociology, psychology, counselling, law and education, as well as child protection professionals such as social workers, child protection police officers, health visitors and teachers.
- Children’s Participation
- social work
- childhood studies
Authors and Affiliations
Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
About the author
Mandy Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University, UK
Book Title: Participation in Child Protection
Book Subtitle: Theorizing Children’s Perspectives
Authors: Mandy Duncan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93823-3Published: 17 August 2018
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06726-7Published: 26 January 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-93824-0Published: 06 August 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 214
Number of Illustrations: 2 illustrations in colour