"The international perspectives the authors bring to the topic are a real strength. A very interesting and readable text which provides an in-depth analysis of child and family welfare."– Sue Peckover, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, UK
"One of the strengths of the book is that it demonstrates that mastery of knowledge alone is not sufficient for effective practice in the child protection field. Each chapter highlights that it is how knowledge integrates with practice that is important." – Yvonne Crichton-Hill, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, Social Work Program, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
About the Author
MARIE CONNOLLY is Chair and Head of Social Work at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. She was previously the Chief Social Worker within the New Zealand government, and was Associate Professor and Director at the Te Awatea Violence Research Center at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She has published extensively in her area of scholarship, including eight related books, most recently Child Death by Maltreatment (2007), Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services (2008) and Social Work: Contexts and Practice 2nd Edition (2009). She holds an honorary professorship at the University of Auckland and she has a statutory background in child protection.
KATE MORRIS is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. She waspreviously Head of Social Work at the University of Birmingham, UK.