Is the current child protection system within the UK adequate to prevent child abuse and tragedies?

Dube, Forward (2010) Is the current child protection system within the UK adequate to prevent child abuse and tragedies? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation project will analyse the historical and legislative practices used in child protection policy and systematic reforms taken from three major child abuse cases. These will include the cases of Maria Colwell (1973), Victoria Climbie (2003) and the most recent inquiry into the Baby Peter case enquiry (2009). Despite recommendations and improvements being ordered following each official legal case, child abuse still continued. This project aims to investigate why this happens through analysing the three chosen cases in relation to negligent factors found in all three cases. Comparative analysis of the three cases highlighted common themes. These included interagency disjointedness and communication breakdown. Through drawing upon current and historical legislation, peer reviewed journals, newspaper articles, books and current affairs relating to the child protection systems and individual cases, an in depth discussion will be explored as to the effectiveness of the current system to prevent further child abuse tragedies happening in the future. In addition to this an analysis of the impact of child abuse inquiries on the current child protection system will be explored.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/793

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