Joanna has written three books.
Joanna'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.
The 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".
Joanna’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”.
Here are a few links to some of Joanna's recent articles:
Domestic abuse policies aren't working – we need a national strategy.
Why pretend social work is about social justice? It's not.
Partnership agreements fail to keep children safe.
Why do home visits matter in child protection?
Social class does get in the way of child protection – but it shouldn’t.
It's not only serious case reviews that need to change.
Successful interventions in neglect.
The state must not neglect children it has taken into care.
Ministers can’t wring their hands over children’s social care if they won’t fund it.