Childhood

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Mommy bloggers and children’s right to privacy: an evening with Sarah Kendzior

In her article “Mommy bloggers: A child’s right to online privacy” Sarah Kendzior raises a number of important points in relation to children’s online privacy such as: “Some mommy bloggers have argued that their need for total honesty trumps the responsibility to protect their child’s identity.” Sarah argues that mothers hold the key to protecting … Continue reading

Adoption & Race: Interracial Adoptions… what are the issues?

4 decades ago in September 1972, in an unpublished position statement on trans-racial adoptions, the National Association of Black Social Workers in the U.S. stated: “Black children belong physically and psychologically and culturally in black families where they receive the total sense of themselves and develop a sound projection of their future. Only a black family can … Continue reading

What can we learn from Savile’s case?

TV star Jimmy Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, is believed to have been one of the UK’s most prolific sex offenders. Estimates suggest that as many as 300 people may have been abused by Savile. Savile’s case is followed by further allegations of child abuse involving MPs, judges and bankers. … Continue reading

Summary of the debate on: Voices of Children & Children’s Rights

Thank you for joining the debate and sharing your views on “Voices of Children & Children’s Rights“ @SWSCmedia. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views in our future debates. Summary of Debate on: Voices of Children & Children’s Rights (9 October 2012) Click here or on the image below to … Continue reading

Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?

Thank you for joining the debate on “Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?” We changed our topic shortly before the debate to shed light on child protection practice and in response to BBC Eastenders misinformed and damaging portrayal of social work and social workers’ role and interventions. Below … Continue reading

#SWSCMedia Debate Summary: Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges? With Special Guest Mark Williams-Thomas

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “The Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges?” @SWSCmedia. It was a lively evening with excellent contributions and our thanks and appreciation to our special guest Mark Williams-Thomas who joined us for the evening. Therefore, we look forward to your participation … Continue reading

The Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges? – Opinion piece by Mark Williams-Thomas

The Internet has created a global gateway and market, with no boundaries or distances to travel. As a result the policing of online child abuse offenders has required a co-ordinated international policing response. So how big is the problem of child abuse material online, and is their a direct link between viewing child abuse material … Continue reading

Evaluation of an intensive family preservation service for families affected by parental substance misuse – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Evaluation of an intensive family preservation service for families affected by parental substance misuse Abstract: Parental misuse of drugs or alcohol is recognised to be an issue for a high proportion of families to … Continue reading

Parental Substance Misuse: An Islington Perspective – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Parental Substance Misuse: An Islington Perspective Introduction: In this paper we will be discussing practice aimed at meeting the needs of children of drug and alcohol using parents. We will set the context both … Continue reading

Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families Abstract: Parental misuse of drugs or alcohol is known to be a common issue for … Continue reading

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