Re-visioning child protection management embedded in family empowerment

Khan, Abul K., Miles, Debra, and Francis, Abraham (2018) Re-visioning child protection management embedded in family empowerment. Children Australia, 43 (3). pp. 208-216.

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This paper reports on recently completed research which explores the key question of whether public child protection practice requires a vision embedded in family empowerment. The principle objective of the study was to promote our understanding of the experiences families have with child protection services. The project progressed in two different phases. In phase one, a qualitative in-depth interviewing method was applied to explore the experiences and views of the families. The findings were then thematically analysed through a critical theoretical process. For the second phase, we developed an empowerment framework to analyse and map the key themes from the findings, which outlines the families’ difficulties to engage with, and their alienation from, the services in all stages of interventions. The mapping outcomes indicate a link between the process of empowering the families and the process of improving the child protection service.

Item ID: 54795
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-7776
Keywords: child protection; practice; empowerment; family; system
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2018
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2018 23:06
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440901 Clinical social work practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 100%
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