Considering religion and beliefs in child protection and safeguarding work: is any consensus emerging?
|Gilligan, Philip A.
|Gilligan PA (2009) Considering religion and beliefs in child protection and safeguarding work: is any consensus emerging? Child Abuse Review. 18(2): 94-110.
|Diverse, but significant, phenomena have combined to raise both the profile of issues related to religion and child abuse and the need for professionals to understand and respond appropriately to them. The nature of some of these issues is explored and attempts made to clarify them. Data collected by the author primarily from questionnaires completed by professionals involved in child protection and safeguarding work are analysed and discussed. Some patterns are identified and explored. Finally, it is suggested that, despite the apparent emergence of a more general recognition and acknowledgement of these issues amongst many professionals, relevant day-to-day practice remains largely dependent on individual views and attitudes. Moreover, practitioners are able to continue with ‘religion-blind’ and ‘belief-blind’ approaches without these being significantly challenged by agency policies or by professional cultures.
|Religion, Belief; Child abuse; Child protection; REF 2014
|Considering religion and beliefs in child protection and safeguarding work: is any consensus emerging?
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