A conceptual review of interprofessional expertise in child safeguarding

Hood, Rick, Gillespie, Judy and Davies, Jonathon (2016) A conceptual review of interprofessional expertise in child safeguarding. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(4), pp. 493-498. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

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It is increasingly accepted that practitioners across a range of professional fields must work together in order to promote children's welfare and protect them from harm. However, it has also become apparent that interprofessional working is a challenging area of practice that cannot simply be prescribed through protocols and procedures, nor acquired as a set of technical competences. This article develops the concept of interprofessional expertise in order to explain how practitioners become more proficient at working with others to manage complex child welfare issues. Key principles are outlined with reference to relevant theoretical frameworks, including models of skill acquisition. The article concludes by discussing some potential implications for future research and contemporary developments in child safeguarding practice.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Social work and social policy and administration
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 13:44
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 02:05
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2016.1173656
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/35331

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