Safeguarding Black Children: Good Practice in Child Protection.
Bernard, Claudia. Harris, Perlita.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
400 Market St. Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This book examines particular cultural and social issues that affect black children in relation to child protection in the United Kingdom. It highlights how race and racism, as well as culture, faith, and gender, can influence the ways need and risk are interpreted and how child welfare workers respond. The text begins by discussing harmful cultural practices, the omission of race and ethnicity issues in Serious Case Reviews investigating child abuse and black children, risk and protective factors for black children, resilience, and strategies for engaging black families. Part 1 of the book highlights the effects of adverse experiences on black children’s development and includes chapters on key issues associated with parental mental health and child protection, back children’s exposure to domestic violence and the impact, and young people at risk of gang-related violence and exploitation. Part 2 focuses on different categories of maltreatment and includes chapters on child sexual abuse in the lives of black children, safeguarding black children, child neglect and black children, and emotional abuse of black children. The final chapter discusses strategies for engaging black fathers in child protection services. Part 3 includes chapters that discuss safeguarding black children from harmful practices and safeguarding trafficked and separated children. Chapters address safeguarding children linked to witchcraft, forced marriage as a safeguarding issue, safeguarding black children from female genital mutilation, safeguarding unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and safeguarding trafficked children. Numerous references.
United Kingdom; African Americans; child welfare services; resilience; risk factors; child abuse; sexual abuse; child neglect; Resilience; CHILD WITNESSES OF FAMILY VIOLENCE; SPOUSE ABUSE; CHILD PROTECTION; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; CULTURAL DIFFERENCES; PARENT ENGAGEMENT