Recent Special and Themed Issues

Special Issue: Comparing International Approaches to Safeguarding Children (Volume 26 Issue 4, 2017)

Guest Editors: Louise Brown (University of Bath), Lei Jie (Sun Yat-sen University) and Marianne Styrdom (Stellenbosch University)

This special issue demonstrates how different models of child protection have been developed and implemented in different countries and considers the implications for the treatment and protection of children.

Editorial: Comparing International Approaches to Safeguarding Children: Global Lesson Learning

Featured in this issue:

  • Applying international safeguarding standards in Africa
  • Policy and child protection reforms in Taiwan
  • Cross-country comparison of national child welfare systems
  • Attitudes to corporal punishment in Finland, Sweden and Suriname.
Themed Issue: Violence and Abuse in Children’s Lives (Volume 26 Issue 1, 2017)

Editors: Jane V. Appleton (Oxford Brookes University) and Peter Sidebotham (University of Warwick)

This themed issue is largely concerned with abuse in the home environment and focuses on the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children’s lives.

Editorial: Violence and Abuse in Children’s Lives

Featured in this issue:

  • UK Child Protection research
  • Exposure to domestic violence and abuse
  • Critical issues for multiagency work
  • Responses to intimate partner violence
  • Protective strategies of abused mothers
  • Trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery.
Child using laptop at home Special Issue: Digital Technology, Child Abuse and Child Protection (Volume 25 Issue 5, 2016)

Guest Editor: Bernard Gallagher (University of Huddersfield)

This special issue asks how digital technology might be helping and harming children and young people and highlights current, key issues.

Editorial: The Role of Digital Technology in Child Protection: Still Helping and Harming?

Featured in this issue:

  • Technology-related sexual solicitation
  • Parental mediation and cyberbullying
  • Online family support services
  • Virtual post-adoption contact
  • Managing internet child sex image offenders
  • Keeping children safe online.
image hands holding house cut-out Themed Issue: Children and Families and the Care System (Volume 25 Issue 4, 2016)

Editor: Jane V. Appleton (Oxford Brookes University)

This themed issue revisits the topic of children in the public care system, recognised as some of the most vulnerable in society.

Editorial: Children and Families and the Care System

Featured in this issue:

  • Systematic review of children’s outcomes in out-of-home care
  • Peer violence in fostering households
  • Assessing attachment in family proceedings
  • Maltreatment risks with Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mandatory reporting and teacher education in Ireland.
Joining hands Themed Issue: Interventions following Child Maltreatment (Volume 25 Issue 2, 2016)

Guest Editor: Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (University of Bath)

This themed issue focuses on different forms of intervention following child maltreatment, reflecting the broad spectrum of work available within the field.

Editorial: What Helps Children and Young People Move Forward Following Child Maltreatment?

Featured in this issue:

  • Trauma-informed approaches for chronic and severe neglect
  • Game-based cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Moving on from sexual exploitation
  • Impact of Head Start on outcomes for children in foster care
  • Interrupting intergenerational violence
  • Reducing the impact of parental problem drug and alcohol use.
hand against glass Special issue: Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children (Volume 24 Issue 4, 2015)

Guest editors: Cathy Humphreys (University of Melbourne) and Caroline Bradbury-Jones (University of Birmingham)

This special issue focuses on the issues that emerge for the mother-child relationship in the context of domestic violence, a significant yet marginalised area of inquiry and practice.

Editorial: Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children: Focus, Response and Intervention

Featured in this issue:

  • Inclusion and empowerment of young survivors in research and policy-making
  • Self-blame and mother-blame in domestic violence
  • Strengthening the mother-child relationship following domestic abuse
  • Relational consequences of domestic abuse
  • Finnish Children’s Experiences of post-separation stalking
  • Measuring the effectiveness of targeted interventions.