'Walking a tightrope': exploring uncertainties in the initial assessment of suspected non-accidental head injury to an infant in statutory child protection and welfare

Kelleher, Pat and Lynch, Deborah (2012). 'Walking a tightrope': exploring uncertainties in the initial assessment of suspected non-accidental head injury to an infant in statutory child protection and welfare. In Deborah Lynch and Kenneth Burns (Ed.), Children's rights and child protection: Critical times, critical issues in Ireland (pp. 146-167) Manchester, England: Manchester University Press.

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Author Kelleher, Pat
Lynch, Deborah
Title of chapter 'Walking a tightrope': exploring uncertainties in the initial assessment of suspected non-accidental head injury to an infant in statutory child protection and welfare
Title of book Children's rights and child protection: Critical times, critical issues in Ireland
Place of Publication Manchester, England
Publisher Manchester University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780719086274
0719086272
Editor Deborah Lynch
Kenneth Burns
Chapter number 11
Start page 146
End page 167
Total pages 22
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A serious head injury to an infant is a traumatic and potentially catastrophic event. Where there are concerns that the injury may have been caused non-accidentally, social workers working within statutory child protection and welfare face significant responsibilities to ensure the welfare and safety of the child, in collaboration with other key agencies and professionals. Social workers are not removed from the tragedy of such events. They become part of them in the unfolding story, in an attempt to fulfil a role in protecting the child if the injury sustained is considered to be a consequence of abuse. This role also extends to ensuring that any siblings in the home, or other children born into that family in the future, are protected from harm. [introduction extract]
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