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Starting 7 May 2019: Direct work with children module
29 March 2019
The International Centre for Child Protection’s Direct Work With Children module starts 7 May 2019. The ability to understand children and young people's experiences is crucial at both the assessment and intervention stage. Simply talking to them is neither sufficient nor effective in itself to fully grasp the 'intentional state' of their inner mind. Similarly, using a range of materials will not automatically open the door for them to e...
Kent expert on knife crime and its causes in demand with media
28 March 2019
Dr Erin Sanders-McDonagh from SSPSSR has been widely cited in the media discussing the ongoing knife crime crises in the UK and how it can best be tackled. The rising levels of knife crime in the UK is a major topic within the media at present. Dr Erin Sanders-McDonagh, from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, is an expert in this area, including holding interviews with over 100 gang and former gang ...
Shame, Honour and Intra-familial Child Sexual Abuse in Britain's South Asian Communities
19 March 2019
Comparatively little is known about the prevalence of intra-familial child sexual abuse amongst Britain's South Asian communities and this knowledge gap is repeatedly stated in academic research and child protection policy documents. Vanisha Jassal, Lecturer in Child Protection, is researching reasons as to why this may be the case and exploring how cultural barriers may be particular...
Annual Conference 2 July 2019 Registration now open
18 March 2019
Registration now open Book your place Annual Conference International perspectives on child protection; what can we learn? Tuesday 2 July 2019 9:30am-4:00pm University of Kent, Canterbury, Darwin Conference Suite Topics include Human trafficking and modern day slavery; what does the research tell us? Social Workers Without Borders: Social Work Practice issues with Asylum Seeking Children and Families in the UK International child protection: implications a...
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