Publications

Books

Joanna has written three books.

Conducting The Home Visit In Child Protection book 1 v2Joanna's first book, Conducting the Home Visit in Child Protection, described by Professor David Shemmings as a gem, is an immensely readable and engaging book for anyone immersed in child protection.

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Conducting The Home Visit In Child Protection v2The second edition of her first book, Conducting the Home Visit in Child Protection, has been described as "A book of fabulous knowledge, not just for social workers".

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Practical Guide to Child Protection v2Joanna’s second book was published in 2015 and is entitled Practical Guide to Child Protection: The Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Solutions. It focuses on common themes from serious case reviews, including neglect, disguised compliance and risk factors.

It has been described as “One of the best books on child protection for many years”.

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Here are a few links to some of Joanna's recent articles:

Domestic abuse policies aren't working – we need a national strategy.

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Why pretend social work is about social justice? It's not.

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Partnership agreements fail to keep children safe.

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Why do home visits matter in child protection?

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Social class does get in the way of child protection – but it shouldn’t.

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It's not only serious case reviews that need to change.

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Successful interventions in neglect.

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The state must not neglect children it has taken into care.

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Ministers can’t wring their hands over children’s social care if they won’t fund it.

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  • Rob ParkinsonCEO Home-Start UK

    Rob Parkinson
    CEO Home-Start UK

    "Following Joanna's notable and well received contribution to our 2016 national convention, we invited her to carry out an independent review of our child protection activity. It was an insightful piece of work which will positively shape the future development of child protection activity at HSUK. I would recommend Joanna to other organisations looking to carry out similar pieces of work".
  • Mrs. Sheila Brown, OBECEO, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

    Mrs. Sheila Brown, OBE
    CEO, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

    “The issues surrounding child protection are complex, but Joanna made it easy to absorb using her experience of working in the real world and her expertise, which helped us to implement the policy strategically. We needed to write policy, train and integrate the learning across very diverse groups of people from very different departments. Joanna genuinely cares about protecting children and you can see it in all she does, she provides clear and practical training, delivered with passion and commitment.”
  • Dr Dawn HarperMBBS, MRCP, DCH, DFFP

    Dr Dawn Harper
    MBBS, MRCP, DCH, DFFP

    “I first met Joanna several years ago when I attended a “Safeguarding Children” course. I am ashamed to say that my only expectation of the day was to tick some government boxes, but I left totally inspired by Joanna. She has so much expertise and experience in this field and has an unusually brilliant way of communicating that knowledge. She has since become a very respected work colleague and someone I feel privileged to have met.”

     

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