Effective Safeguarding for Children and Young People
What Next after Munro?
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
The number of children entering the child protection system has risen dramatically in the last three years, and the implications for children’s services and partner agencies is huge. A crucial first look at the impact of the 2011 Munro Review on child protection in the UK, this volume examines topics such as whether local safeguarding boards provide adequate scrutiny to ensure child safety, how early help at the local level might reduce the number of children reaching critical stages, and whether deregulation can provide better outcomes for the most vulnerable. A helpful guide to understanding the reforms Munro has required, Effective Safeguarding for Children and Young People should be of interest to anyone involved in child protection programs.
Notes on contributors
Foreword by Dr. Maggie Atkinson
Maggie Blyth and Enver Solomon
1. Early intervention
2. Local safeguarding children boards: faith, hope and evidence
3. The child’s voice in the child protection system
4. Parental mental health, risk and child protection: what does Munro mean to child protection and adult mental health?
5. Adolescent-to-parent abuse and frontline service responses: does Munro matter?
6. Older children and the child protection system
Gwyther Rees and Mike Stein
7. Serious case review
Enver Solomon and Maggie Blyth