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Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse Others: policy and practice developments since the early 1990s

Children and young people who sexually abuse others have emerged as a problem since the early 1990s in the UK. This monograph provides an analysis of developments in policy, procedures and services in England during the past decade. Developments in national policy and legislation in respect of youth crime and child welfare and protection are also overviewed, with their respective implications for work with young sexual abusers.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Models of Good Practice in Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation

Child sexual exploitation is a complex problem, involving a system of supply and demand that crosses international borders and overlaps with issues of human rights, child protection, HIV/AIDS and other sexual health issues, trafficking, race and gender imbalances, violence and poverty, amongst others. It addresses the nature and effects of international child sexual exploitation, and how best to deal with the problems created for such children.


Community Care Tragedies: A Practice Guide to Mental Health Inquiries

‘Community Care Tragedies’ contains vital practical lessons in risk assessment for every professional working in the field of mental health and criminal justice. Margaret Reith brings together twenty-eight homicide and other inquiries about people known to mental health services published between 1988-1997. Every recommendation is reported here and, for the first time, cross-referenced in detail. The book is a valuable resource for mental health practitioners, planners, policy makers and students. It will improve services by applying the understanding gained from high-profile inquiries to everyday practice.


Previous price: £13.50

Community Care: Working in Partnership with Service Users

This book sets out four principles for working in partnership with people who need support in their daily lives: entitlement; the social model of disability; needs-led assessment; and promoting choice and control. It draws on the wealth of research and information now available about how to work in ways which empower people. Examples are given relating to all the community care service user groups – older people, people with learning difficulties, those with physical/sensory impairments and people who use mental health services.


Previous price: £11.00