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Case study: children, families & child protection

Case study: children, families & child protection

This case has been designed as a focus for learning about the legal, ethical and practice issues emerging from a child protection case scenario. As the case moves from allegations of abuse to planning for permanent care, learners can be asked to interpret and assess an unfolding scenario of complex need and to consider a variety of responses designed both to promote the welfare of the three children and ensure parents' rights are actively considered. The case study consists of five short video clips representing the case at different points in time and offering the different perspectives of key players in the case: an anonymous caller; social workers involved in the initial investigation; a neighbour; a foster carer; and Jasmine Donnelly the thirteen year old daughter of Sharon.

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Tony Coughlan
Tony Coughlan (Faculty)
6 years ago

This is an excellent resource! it is well-structured and there is much to learn from the components of this moving and realistic case study.

In an ideal world I'd have liked some interpretation and references to enhance the learning.

 

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Requires Flash. The whole package of resources can be downloaded as an IMS content package with a CC licence: by-nc-sa.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 mins
Jay Holden
Jay Holden (Staff)
8 years ago
A great case study for the field of social science and more specifically clinical work. I have referred this case study to students after hearing that they will be involved with protective services in dealing with their patients. They have found it helpful. While it looks a bit different in each state and even more different across the pond, this is a good learning object for anyone working in social sciences.
Used in course? Yes