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Evidence-based practice in child protection services : do we have time for this?

dc.contributor.authorShiller, Uleneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStrydom, Mariannaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-01T07:28:18Z
dc.date.available2018-11-01T07:28:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationShiller, U. & Strydom, M. 2018. Evidence-based practice in child protection services : do we have time for this?. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 54(4):407-420, doi:10.15270/54-4-669
dc.identifier.issn2312-7198 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0037-8054 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.15270/54-4-669
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104631
dc.descriptionCITATION: Shiller, U. & Strydom, M. 2018. Evidence-based practice in child protection services : do we have time for this?. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 54(4):407-420, doi:10.15270/54-4-669.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://socialwork.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa is experiencing a high incidence of child abuse and neglect. The care and protection of children require of social workers to deliver child protection services including compiling reports for Children’s Court hearings. This paper focuses on how the Family Assessment for Least Developed Countries (FA-LDC) instrument can be used as evidenced-based practice to assist social workers in statutory investigations. Findings indicate that this instrument directed information gathering more effectively for the finalisation of investigations. The paper concludes by indicating how the utilisation of assessment instruments can assist social workers in dealing with high caseloadsen_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://socialwork.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/669
dc.format.extent15 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Department of Social Work
dc.subjectChild abuseen_ZA
dc.titleEvidence-based practice in child protection services : do we have time for this?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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