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In the Firing Line


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Children and Workers in the Firing Line: Messages from the Case Files and Interviews The Shifting Foundations of Child Protection: The Context of the Victorian Study The Failure to Protect: Child Deaths due to Familial Assault or Neglect The Failure to Protect: Repeated Abuse The Social Worker-Client Relationship: From Love to Violence and Beyond Protective Workers in the Firing Line: The True Extent of Violence and Isolation Hostage Theory Child Protection Workers as Hostages Beyond the Firing Line: The Broad Perspective Supervision: From Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution The Firing Line Revisited Appendix: The Victorian Study References

About the Author

Janet Stanley is the author of In the Firing Line: Violence and Power in Child Protection Work, published by Wiley. Chris Goddard is the author of In the Firing Line: Violence and Power in Child Protection Work, published by Wiley.


"This interesting volume examines serious and fatal child abuse cases and the challenges facing workers who serve violent families." (Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 1 March 2012) "...essential reading for anyone who has the responsibility of supervising a front-line child protection worker..." (Professional Social Work, September 2002) "...This book will be of interest to all those working in child protection..." (Child Right, September 2002) "...This is an excellent book and well worth a read by anyone involved in protecting children from abuse..." (Child & Family Social Work, No.7, 2002) "...I found it tremendously refreshing to read the comparatively sophisticated and measured critique.." (Newsletter of the Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre, Autumn) "...a useful addition to the literature on child protection..." (Youth & Policy)

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