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Justice for Children and Families: A Developmental Perspective
Shaw, Mike and Sue Bailey (Eds)
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / 2018-10-01 / 110845769X
Forensic / Infant, Child & Adolescent
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Children come into the world completely helpless, and require well-functioning families and schools to meet their needs, protect their interests and nurture their potential. This book argues that healthy child-development depends on values, ideas and structures that promote justice for children and families; in particular, checks and balances that favour: • Fairness: allowing fair distribution of resources, so that every child and family have the best possible chance to reach their potential. • Protection: resources for families, neighbourhoods and schools to help protect and encourage their children, alongside the means to intervene, should this protection fail. • Autonomy: encouraging children's voice and participation in decision-making at a level commensurate with their maturity. Authored by leading experts in the field, the book is comprised of short, highly readable chapters with an interdisciplinary appeal, for practitioners of social science, law, social work, psychology, paediatrics, psychotherapy, psychiatry and public health alike.

• Stimulates interdisciplinary interest and debate from leading practitioners and scholars of philosophy, social science, law, and public health
• Contains short, concise chapters, focussing on important questions, solvable problems and solutions, for practitioners in contact with child and adolescent psychiatry
• The book is written from the perspective of child development and under the headings of fairness, protection and autonomy, for clear, structured understanding at all levels

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword Michael Marmont
Part I. Overview:
1. A developmental perspective on justice Mike Shaw and Susan Bailey
2. Foundations of family law The Honourable Mr Justice MacDonald
Part II. Fairness:
3. The social determinants of child health Angela J. M. Donkin
4. Philosophical ethics and children Mar Cabezas and Gunter Graf
5. Child poverty, well-being and social justice Gottfried Schweiger and Gunter Graf
6. Children and relational citizenship: a history Pamela Cox
7. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Maggie Atkinson
Part III. Protection:
8. Birth mothers returning to court: can a developmental trauma lens inform practice with women at risk of repeat removal of infants and children Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Sheena Webb
9. The Family Drug and Alcohol Court: a problem-solving approach to family justice Judith Harwin, Mary Ryan and Sophie Kershaw
10. Why video interaction guidance in the family drug and alcohol court? Hilary Kennedy, Fran Freely and Sophie Kershaw
11. A life course approach to promoting healthy behavior Lorraine Khan
12. Female genital mutilation Najette Ayadi O'Donnell and Deborah Hodes
13. Litigation for failure to remove Richard Scorer
Part IV. Autonomy:
14. Towards a theory for the development of autonomy Mike Shaw
15. Child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual activity: a developmental and context driven approach Jenny Pearce and Maddy Coy
16. Treatment without consent Camilla Parker
17. Autonomy and decision making in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria Domenico Di Cegli
18. Criminal responsibility Enys Delmage and Hannele Variend
Part V. Synthesis and Response:
19. How reading this book can contribute to public health strategies for children and families Sarah Jonas
20. Looking three ways: reflections on a developmental perspective on justice Gwen Adshead
Index.

About the Editors:

Mike Shaw is Co-director of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) National Unit and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He has a longstanding interest in child mental health and the law, and evidenced-based practice.

Sue Bailey has worked as a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist for over thirty years. Through many roles, including President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, her national health policy and research work has focused on needs assessment and risk management across health and social care.

Contributors

Mike Shaw, Susan Bailey, The Honourable Mr Justice MacDonald, Angela J. M. Donkin, Mar Cabezas, Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger, Pamela Cox, Maggie Atkinson, Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason, Sheena Webb, Judith Harwin Mary Ryan, Sophie Kershaw, Hilary Kennedy, Fran Freely, Lorraine Khan, Najette Ayadi O'Donnell, Deborah Hodes, Richard Scorer, Jenny Pearce, Maddy Coy, Camilla Parker, Domenico Di Cegli, Enys Delmage, Hannele Variend, Sarah Jonas, Gwen Adshead

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