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Fatima's story… Will you tell? – #SWSCmedia #CaseStudy Series – 2012-05-27

It has been nearly 5 months since, Fatima, a close personal friend whom you have known for several years and who has helped you through a number of difficulties, has joined your team. Fatima is a new graduate and given the difficulty in finding new jobs, Fatima was delighted to join your team. Fatima is … Continue reading

Fatima’s story… Will you tell? – #SWSCmedia #CaseStudy Series – 2012-05-27

It has been nearly 5 months since, Fatima, a close personal friend whom you have known for several years and who has helped you through a number of difficulties, has joined your team. Fatima is a new graduate and given the difficulty in finding new jobs, Fatima was delighted to join your team. Fatima is … Continue reading


Avoiding Avoidance: Recognising and responding to the risks of resistant and uncooperative parents in child protection – #SWSCmedia Debate

Introduction Parental resistance and avoidance can negatively affect the safety and well-being of children in protection work, posing significant risks   to workers and children as a result of certain forms of power/control dynamics used by a   small     number of very challenging families in child protection work.  The vast majority of interventions from social workers when … Continue reading

Childhood & Media – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). In an entertaining talk Jim Gamble said that the people attending the conference had the chance to shape public policy and opinion on crucial issues relating to child welfare and … Continue reading

Representation of Looked After children and the Media – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). The first thing most people think of when asked about LA children and the media was the BBC children’s show Tracy Beaker. It was felt that, while this was a … Continue reading

Childhood and the Media: Images, Rights & Responsibilities Panel Discussion 2 – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). Do Media infringe the rights of the Children? Mike Jempson ran through a series of stories in the media which showed how the demands of the press had over ridden … Continue reading

Childhood and the Media: Facebook & Google panel discussion – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). Simon Milner explained the different ways in which Facebook protect young people that use the social network. That ranged from automatically stopping them from publishing to everyone to making them … Continue reading

Childhood and the Media: images, rights and responsibilities – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). The conference opened with welcomes and introductions by Prof Christina Slade, vice-chancellor of Bath Spa University, and Prof Stephen Ward, dean of the School of Education. The opening talk was … Continue reading

#CYBERBULLYING: A Challenging Issue for the 21st Century – Paper by Prof. Ian Rivers – Part of our #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series

Abstract  In this paper I outline the key features of the phenomenon we now call ‘cyberbullying’, including some of the challenges associated with definition, measurement and prevalence estimation. I also offer a brief overview of some of the early ideas surrounding why ‘cyberbullying’ exists. A brief overview of current legislation is offered together with a … Continue reading

Don't shatter my son's dreams… – #SWSCmedia Case Study Series on Information Sharing

A young boy aged 14 is diagnosed with HIV, however, because of his age his parents do not want to disclose this information to him. The young person used to receive regular treatments as an outpatient in a local hospital, however, since he turned 14, he and  his parents have no longer engaged with the … Continue reading

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