Looking under the bonnet: probation officers' practice with child protection cases.

Ansbro, Maria (2015) Looking under the bonnet: probation officers' practice with child protection cases. Child & Family Social Work. ISSN 1365-2206

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Abstract

This research examined 31 Probation Service cases in England and Wales that required some child protection work. It examined three areas: key characteristics of the case, inter-agency communication and evidence for a ‘think family’ approach. Key findings were that domestic violence and substance misuse were widespread. The majority of the cases were assessed as low or medium risk of harm, and so after the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ restructuring will be supervised by a Community Rehabilitation Company, rather than the National Probation Service. The majority of cases featured effective inter-agency communication, and were characterized by the ‘think family’ principle. Where this was not achieved, two types of cases stood out. The first was where the probation officer was distracted from offenders' children because of public protection issues. The second was where probation officers made efforts to be included in multi-agency work, but were shut out.

Item Type: Article
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 11:25
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:17
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9387

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