Child protection: responding to changing circumstances

September 2009
Community Care;9/24/2009, Issue 1788, p24
The article discusses how professionals, particularly those dealing with child protection cases, can respond to new and challenging information. Social workers need to employ a reflective, constantly self-critical approach and recognise that the ability to change their mind is imperative. Research says that in addition to being willing to challenge their own biases, social workers should, when necessary, demonstrate healthy scepticism and respectful uncertainty in their dealings with families.


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