Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care (Best Practice in Working with Children)

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care (Best Practice in Working with Children)

By: Julie Taylor (author), Markus Themessl-Huber (editor), Barbara Juen (contributor), James James (contributor), Martyn Jones (contributor), Florian Juen (contributor), Lagro-Janssen Lagro-Janssen (contributor), Anne Whittaker (contributor), Brigid Daniel (foreword_author), Brigid Daniel (series_editor)Paperback

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Safeguarding children from harm has, until recently, been driven primarily by social work practitioners. With current shifts in child care and protection practice and policy, combined with an overwhelming message of 'working together', primary health care professionals have an increasingly central part to play. There is a strong argument that cases of suspected child abuse and neglect should warrant the same level of urgent response as any potentially fatal childhood illness. This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners working with children, parents and carers, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. Issues explored include: media coverage of child abuse and neglect cases, inter-professional collaboration, competing professional priorities and resources, practical workload decisions and personal experiences and anxieties. Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care is a useful training and development resource for all primary health care practitioners, such as paediatricians, community nurses and midwives, community psychiatric nurses, health visitors, dentists, general practitioners and allied health professionals.

About Author

Julie Taylor is Head of Strategy and Development (Abuse in High Risk Families), NSPCC, and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has written extensively on child care and protection. She is co-author of Engaging with Fathers: Practice Issues for Health and Social Care and co-editor of Neglect: Issues for Health and Social Care. Julie has a significant background in research projects that seek to explore better ways of recognising and responding to child care and protection issues. Markus Themessl-Huber is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Behavioural and Social Sciences Department at Central Queensland University, Australia. Markus has been involved in numerous research projects, including an assessment of the mental wellbeing of children and young people in a Scottish region.


Chapter One: Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care - an Introduction. Markus Themessl-Huber, Central Queensland University, Australia and Julie Taylor, University of Dundee, Scotland. Part 1. Roles and Remits of Primary Health Care Professionals. Chapter Two. Preparing for the Special Challenge of Sexual Abuse. Sarah Nelson, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Chapter Three. Child Protection: A Dutch GP's Perspective. Floris Van De Laar and Toine Lagro-Janssen, both of Radboud University Nijmegan Medical Centre, Netherland. Chapter Four. The Role of the Paediatrician in Safeguarding Children. Ruth Skelton, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Chapter Five. The Role of the Primary Care Dentist in Safeguarding Children. Ruth Freeman, University of Dundee, Scotland. Chapter Six. Violence in the Community. Anne Lazenbatt, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Part 2. Practical Interventions Suitable for Primary Health Care. Chapter Seven. Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Michelle O'Neill, Susanne Zeedyk and Martyn Jones, all of the University of Dundee, Scotland. Chapter Eight. Communication, Behaviour and Child Protection. James Law and Leila Mackie, both of Queen Margaret University, Scotland. Chapter Nine. Protection through Emotional Responsiveness. Florian Juen, Therapiezentum 'Die Eule' Therapy Centre for Children, Austria and Barbara Juen, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Chapter Ten. Assessment and Interventions for Child Trauma and Abuse. Jacqueline Feather and Kevin Ronan, both of the Central Queensland University, Australia . Part 3. Strategic Interventions in and Beyond Primary Health Care. Chapter Eleven. Proactive in Protection: A Public Health Approach to Child Protection. Lindsay Ferguson, NHS Tayside, Scotland. Chapter Twelve. The Role of the Child Health Commissioner in Safeguarding Children. Caroline Selkirk, Child Health Commissioner, NHS Tayside, Scotland. Chapter Thirteen. 'Child Death Review'. Catherine Powell, Portsmouth City Teaching PCT, England. Part 4. Safeguarding Challenges in the Primary Health Care Context. Chapter Fourteen. Parental Problem Drug Use. Anne Whittaker, NHS Lothian, Scotland. Chapter Fifteen. The Limits, Challenges and Opportunities of Safeguarding Children in the Context of Primary Care. Markus Themessl-Huber, Central Queensland University, Australia, Anne Claveirole, Janette Pow, Dona Milne and Lawrie Elliot, all of Napier University, Scotland. Chapter Sixteen. Safeguarding Children Where There May be Concerns about Ritualistic Abuse or Spirit Possession. Julie Taylor and Jane Cantrell, NHS Education Scotland, Edinburgh. The Contributors. References. Subject Index. Author Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781843106524
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781843106524
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 1843106523

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