Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2783
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience: A discussion in the context of the 'Child Protection System'
Authors: Daniel, Brigid
Contact Email: b.m.daniel@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Daniel B (2010) Concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience: A discussion in the context of the 'Child Protection System', Social Policy and Society, 9 (2), pp. 231-241.
Abstract: This paper explores the concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience in the context of child protection systems with the aim of contributing to the debate about the ways in which risk of ‘harm’ and ‘abuse’ are conceptualised at different stages of the lifespan and in relation to different groups of people. The recent developments in the policy and legislative framework for state intervention on behalf of children in the UK are described and linked with an exploration of the underlying assumptions about abuse and neglect. Concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience and the ways in which the complexity of the routes and pathways to ‘harm’ pose a challenge to the current UK state protective system are discussed.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2783
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746409990364
Rights: Published in Social Policy and Society. Copyright: Cambridge University Press 2010
Affiliation: Social Work



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.