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The increasing length and complexity of central government guidance about child abuse in England: 1974-2010

Parton, Nigel (2011) The increasing length and complexity of central government guidance about child abuse in England: 1974-2010. Discussion Paper. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe and outline the growth of government guidance on child protection in England from 1974 to 2010. In the process it will be suggested that such analysis provides important insights into the changing nature of child protection policy and practice during the period in terms of its priorities, focus and organisation. What becomes apparent is not only that the guidance has grown enormously in length, detail and complexity but also that the object of concern has shifted from ‘non-accidental injury’, to ‘child abuse’ to ‘safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children’.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Running Headline: Central Government Child Protection Guidance in England
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child Protection Guidance in England
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 16:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 12:01
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9906

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