A critical analysis of the involvement of fathers in child safeguarding processes.

Brown, Sara Victoria (2016) A critical analysis of the involvement of fathers in child safeguarding processes. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation aimed to critically analyse the involvement of fathers in child safeguarding processes. It conducted a literature review of existing research in the topic area to establish common themes that affected fathers ' involvement. The key themes identified were 'participation', 'gender' and ' risk' . The general consensus in the literature was that child safeguarding processes often lack the inclusion of fathers but for varying reasons which have been explored in the themes. Theoretical underpinnings of 'gender essentialism', 'Amstein's ladder of participation' and 'power' were also explored. The recommendations were for more training to be given to social workers to engage fathers; and that organisations need to adapt their current processes to ensure that fathers become part of the 'core business' of social work practice.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 11:25
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 11:25
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21356

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