Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance by Hedy Cleaver, Deborah Cleaver, Sukey Tarr, Don Nicholson

By Hedy Cleaver, Deborah Cleaver, Sukey Tarr, Don Nicholson

This publication attracts on a variety of facts to discover the evidence in regards to the dating among substance misuse and family violence and their impression on young ones, and examines the reaction of kid's providers whilst there are matters in regards to the safeguard and welfare of children.

It unearths the vulnerability of those kids and the level to which family violence, parental alcohol or parental drug misuse effect on kid's wellbeing and fitness and improvement, impact the adults' capability to adopt key parenting initiatives, and effect the reaction of wider kinfolk and the group. It comprises mom and dad' personal voices and permits them to clarify what support they believe might most sensible aid households in related events. The authors discover the level to which present neighborhood authority plans, systems, joint protocols and coaching help details sharing and collaborative operating. Emphasising the significance of an holistic inter-agency method of evaluation, making plans and repair provision, the authors draw from the findings implications for coverage and perform in either young ones and grownup services.

This publication is key examining for all pros operating to advertise the welfare and wellness of youngsters and people operating with weak adults, lots of whom are parents.

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Local authorities treat these notifications in different ways. In some they are treated as referrals, in others as contacts with the third notification triggering a letter to the family offering an interview. In local authorities where notifications were treated as contacts a smaller proportion of these cases went on to an initial assessment. For example, the local statistics from one participating shire county that followed this practice showed 15 per cent of police notifications/referrals went on to an initial assessment, compared with 37 per cent of referrals from other authorities.

7 per cent of cases parents had difficulty in meeting the child’s need for basic care – for example in providing for the child’s physical needs, and/or appropriate medical and dental care. In a quarter of cases parents were experiencing difficulties in ensuring the child’s emotional needs were met, and in a similar proportion of cases children were not provided with adequate stimulation. In half the cases (50%) social workers identified parents as having difficulties in their parenting capacity in three or more of the six dimensions of parenting (basic care, ensuring safety, emotional warmth, stimulation, guidance and boundaries, and stability).

2004a) or Government national statistics for that year (which showed 57 per cent of initial assessments were completed within 7 working days – Department for Education and Skills 2004b). The reason why a greater proportion of initial assessments in the present study were not completed on time may be the result of a number of factors. For example, despite the complexity of the case, social 36 / CHILD PROTECTION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PARENTAL SUBSTANCE MISUSE workers may be reluctant to embark on a core assessment, a task which they perceive to be onerous and time consuming, and resort to extending the initial assessment beyond its remit and time frame.

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