The Prevention of Child Abuse

Wattam, Corinne (1999) The Prevention of Child Abuse. Children and Society, 13 (4). pp. 317-329. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

An apparent practice oriented consensus that child abuse can and should be prevented covers over considerable conflict in ideology, interest and conceptual understanding. Three current approaches to the prevention of child abuse are reviewed: clinical health led risk assessment models, broader social reform strategies and criminal justice youth victimisation models. Sources of contradiction are explored through the definitions of child abuse underpinning different strategies. The paper proposes a change in the language of child protection, away from child abuse towards specified avoidable harm.

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Journal Article
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Children and Society
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53613
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Deposited On:
20 Apr 2012 09:19
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Yes
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Published
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24 Oct 2020 02:22