Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781447315667 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Moving on from Munro

Improving Children's Services

Edited by Maggie Blyth

Edited by Maggie Blyth

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

With a Foreword by Eileen Munro
176 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781447315667 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Three years after the publication of the influential Munro Report in 2011, Moving on from Munro draws together a range of experts in the field of child protection to critically examine the effects that the Munro reforms have had on multi-agency child protections systems in the United Kingdom. Focusing on topics such as early intervention, vulnerable adolescents, and multi-agency responses to young people at risk, policy and practice specialists join academics in different areas of children’s services to consider what good services look like. They then consider the challenges that stand in the way of improving services and how to overcome them. 
John Coughlan, Director of Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding or influencing the future of child protection in England. Our services and professional ethos approach yet another crossroad, defined not least by individual tragedies more so than the unspoken successes. This collection of essays offers cool thought and consideration into a heated and emotive landscape.”
Enver Solomon, Director of Evidence and Impact, National Children’s Bureau, UK
“At a time when the public discourse is often seeking black and white answers to high profile child protection failings, this volume provides policy makers and practitioners with a measured and reflective analysis that is much needed.”
Sue Woolmoore, child protection specialist
“Keeping the ship afloat on the turbulent tides of multi-agency child safeguarding has never been more challenging. This publication creates a precious space in which we can reflect on the impact of the external influences and cultural shifts, which have the potential to both enable and disable our best efforts to respond to the recommendations of the Munro review.”
Contents

Foreword

   ~ Eileen Munro

Introduction

   ~ Maggie Blyth
Getting the right things right

   ~ Mark Gurrey and Eleanor Brazil
Child protection: 40 years of learning but where next?

   ~ Ray Jones
Doing something different: reconfiguring front-line services: opening up the market

    ~ Chris Wright
Re-imagining early help: looking forward, looking back

   ~ Sue White, Kate Morris, Brid Featherstone, Marian Brandon and June Thoburn
Children should be seen and heard: understanding the child’s experience

   ~ Jenny Clifton

Responding to adolescent risk: continuing challenges

   ~ Leslie Hicks

Moving on with Munro: child sexual exploitation within a child protection framework

   ~ Jenny J. Pearce

Missing children post-Munro

   ~ Charlie Hedges

Symbolic half-measures? On local safeguarding children boards, their contributions and challenges

   ~ Michael Preston-Shoot and Martin Pratt
Conclusion

   ~ Maggie Blyth

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