Assessing risk is a key challenge in child protection work. Martin C. Calder presents a clear and accessible guide to understanding risk and the part it plays.
This book considers what risk means and how risk assessments should be defined, it outlines the key challenges practitioners face day-to-day, and offers a helpful evidence-based assessment framework for use by frontline staff. Calder argues that risk now has to be reconceived as a multi-disciplinary activity which stretches beyond social work. As such, he highlights a need for a clearer shared terminology among professionals and encourages the social work profession to look to related disciplines, such as criminal justice, for ideas to improve practice.
Demystifying the complex debates around risk and showing how to deliver effective risk assessment, this is an essential reference for social workers and social work students, as well as lecturers.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
This book is very much written for the practitioner and the difficulties we face when dealing with the assessment and management of risk. The author highlights a wide array of models and theories that are easily adaptable to everyday use and will increase practitioners' abilities to make robust and sound judgments in regards to risk. For someone who makes decisions regarding risk on a day to day basis, this book is a valuable tool and an excellent reference for anyone working in the child protection field. -- Darren Shaw , Independent Social Worker and Interim Manager, DWS Social Work Solutions Ltd
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