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Chris Beckett - Author

About the Author

Chris Beckett is a former university lecturer and social worker living in Cambridge. He is the winner of the Edge Hill Short Fiction Award, 2009, for The Turing Test, the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2013, for Dark Eden and was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Novel of the Year Award for Mother of Eden in 2015 and for Daughter of Eden in 2016. www.chris-beckett.com

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Child Protection

Child Protection

Author: Chris Beckett Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2008

`All readers will be drawn to the style of the book as well as its content. The structure will make sure that it is not just a "e;one-off"e;, being read as part of a course of study, but a book which is used frequently as a source of reference' - Child Abuse Review`[Child Protection provides] a clear explanation of the Department of Health definitions of child abuse and suggests signs which may arouse suspicion. The exercises interspersed within the text would each provide opportunity for lively debate and indeed Beckett encourages this in his ensuing discussion' - Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal `This book is clearly written and would be a useful reference for professional wishing to gain information about protecting children from child abuse. The author makes extensive use of case examples to illustrate points and this adds to the clear style of the book' - Community Practitioner`Professionals who have regular contact with children (e.g., teachers, psychologists, or general practitioners) could benefit from the author's very practical approach to indentifying and responding to suspected child maltreatment. In addition to being a useful resouce in itself, this text could be used successfully in a classroom setting with social work students or as a professional development tool for new and experienced child-protection social workers' - Journal of Family StudiesChild Protection provides a very readable introduction to child protection work. It is for social work students, experienced and non-experienced social workers and the whole range of professionals - nurses, police officers, teachers, doctors - who are following up concerns about the abuse and neglect of children. It is based on the author's 18 years of experience in practice as well as his current work as a social work teacher.The material is presented in a fresh and accessible way. Chris Beckett makes extensive use of case examples to illustrate points and encourage readers to test their own thinking. He provides clear introductions, summaries and conclusions and invites the reader to reflect on what is being discussed and to relate these points to specific situations that might be encountered in practice and everyday life. Part One outlines the job of a child protection social worker - what it entails and the demand made on social workersPart Two looks at the different ways in which children can be abused and neglected and considers the indicators and warning signs as well as the long-term consequences.Part Three considers the causes of abuse and neglect. What leads adults to mistreat their children or fail to provide the care and protection they need?Part Four explores some of the difficulties and dilemmas involved in child protection social work.This is an excellent, clear and inspiring book and is a must for anyone embarking on or already involved in child protection work.

Child Protection An Introduction

Child Protection An Introduction

Author: Chris Beckett Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2007

Praise for the First Edition: `All readers will be drawn to the style of the book as well as its content. The structure will make sure that it is not just a one-off , being read as part of a course of study, but a book which is used frequently as a source of reference' - Child Abuse Review The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises. The book is fully comprehensive, considering key topics such as: the consequences for children of abuse and neglect; the reasons why some adults abuse and neglect children; the personal challenges involved in doing child protection work; and the organizational framework within which child protection work takes place. Other key features of this thoroughly revised Second Edition include: Fully updated content: the book has been revised to incorporate new literature, research, legal and policy developments, including the recent Working Together guidelines Two new chapters: these comprise a chapter on domestic violence in families, and a chapter on bringing about change Interprofessional appeal: the author addresses all the professionals involved in child protection work, ensuring relevance across a range of disciplines and professions. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will be required reading for students studying social work and allied subjects, and an essential resource for all professionals involved in child protection work. Chris Beckett is based at the Division of Social Work and Social Policy, Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of three best-selling SAGE textbooks: Human Growth and Development; Values and Ethics in Social Work (with Andrew Maynard); Essential Theory for Social Work Practice. Find out more about Chris Beckett at the Anglia Ruskin University website

Child Protection An Introduction

Child Protection An Introduction

Author: Chris Beckett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2007

Praise for the First Edition: `All readers will be drawn to the style of the book as well as its content. The structure will make sure that it is not just a one-off , being read as part of a course of study, but a book which is used frequently as a source of reference' - Child Abuse Review The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises. The book is fully comprehensive, considering key topics such as: the consequences for children of abuse and neglect; the reasons why some adults abuse and neglect children; the personal challenges involved in doing child protection work; and the organizational framework within which child protection work takes place. Other key features of this thoroughly revised Second Edition include: Fully updated content: the book has been revised to incorporate new literature, research, legal and policy developments, including the recent Working Together guidelines Two new chapters: these comprise a chapter on domestic violence in families, and a chapter on bringing about change Interprofessional appeal: the author addresses all the professionals involved in child protection work, ensuring relevance across a range of disciplines and professions. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will be required reading for students studying social work and allied subjects, and an essential resource for all professionals involved in child protection work. Chris Beckett is based at the Division of Social Work and Social Policy, Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of three best-selling SAGE textbooks: Human Growth and Development; Values and Ethics in Social Work (with Andrew Maynard); Essential Theory for Social Work Practice. Find out more about Chris Beckett at the Anglia Ruskin University website

The Dog Who Thinks He's a Fish

The Dog Who Thinks He's a Fish

Author: Chris Beckett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2004

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