Money counts: challenging poverty in families to protect children

Thomson, Jane (2003) Money counts: challenging poverty in families to protect children. In: Proceedings of CROCCS Overview of Research Conference: Protecting Children What Counts? An Overview of Research Conference, 8 August 2003, pp. 1-16. From: CROCCS Overview of Research Conference: Protecting Children - What Counts?, 7-9 August 2003, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper fits within the Conference theme regarding evaluating what counts in child protection practice and policy. It presents the outcomes of interviews with child protection workers in the Mackay-Whitsunday region of the Department of Families. Workers were interviewed regarding their understanding of the relevance of family poverty to child protection concerns. The results indicate that workers did indeed consider family poverty to be a key issue. The author notes that while this link has been long understood, it continues to be neglected as a practice concern. The author presents four major recommendations for improvement in the responses of statutory child protection departments to, so that we count poverty as an issue in families where children are harmed or at risk of harm..

Item ID: 7502
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: families; poverty
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 04:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940108 Distribution of Income and Wealth @ 51%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services @ 49%
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