Mary Salveron

Child protecton; Child neglect;  Vulnerable populations; Child protection practice frameworks, services and systems; Child protection research methodologies,

Child neglect: key concepts and risk factors

This report provides an overview of the key concepts in defining neglect and a systematic review of reviews investigating the common risk factors for neglect.
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"Listen to me": Exploring children's participation during child protection assessment

A mixed-methods pilot study was undertaken to (1) to gain insight into children's experiences using a children's rating tool and structured interview process, developed in this study; and (2) to determine the feasibility of conducting research with children aged 12 years and under at the...
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Changing the way we do child protection

Abstract Objective This paper describes a six-year large scale implementation of the Signs of Safety practise framework in a complex statutory child protection context in Western Australia. The case study documents both the practitioner-led and organisational-led implementation journey as part of the State's child protection...
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'Why wait?': Engaging with children and young people in child protection research to inform practice

Practice guidance for child protection services emphasises the need to engage children and support them to understand what is happening and why, to provide their perspective on events and to have input into decision-making (Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 2011; Cossar, Brandon...
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Parenting groups for parents whose children are in care

Excluding very severe child abuse cases, biological parents are usually encouraged to maintain contact with their children in care. Parent-child contact is often considered important because it can maintain the child's psychological identity and well-being. It can also maintain parent-child attachment and in some cases...