Virtual Issues

Virtual issue: Child Development

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

An understanding of child development is crucially important for effective safeguarding of children. The relevance of such understanding spans a range of areas, including recognition of the influence of development on vulnerability towards abuse, the recognition of developmental delay as a possible indicator of abuse or neglect, the influence of children’s development on our interpretation of the signs and symptoms of abuse, the long-term impact of abuse and neglect on children’s development and how we may intervene to improve developmental outcomes, and the particular vulnerability of disabled children.

Featured in this issue:

  • Noticing and helping the neglected child
  • Out-of-Home Care versus In-Home Care for maltreated children
  • Paediatric assessment of vulnerable children
  • Child abuse, child protection and disabled children.
Virtual issue: 25th Anniversary Virtual Issue: Evidence-informed Practice, Practice-informed Research

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

Compiled in conjunction with the special conference to mark the 25th Anniversary of Child Abuse Review (18 November 2016, Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham) – this virtual issue draws together a selection of papers form the journal’s 25-volume archive, including papers by the four keynote speakers and other presenters on the conference themes of neglect, child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and research into practice.

Featured in this issue:

  • The role of neglect in child fatality and serious injury
  • Safeguarding sexually exploited young people
  • Domestic violence and coercive control
  • Interventions to improve professionals’ responses to children exposed to domestic violence
  • International adoption and institutional care in Romania and Lithuania
  • Working effectively with neglected children and their families.
Girl embracing mother Virtual issue: Parental Mental Health Problems

Guest Editor: Lee Sobo Allen (Leeds Beckett University)

Compiled in conjunction with a special BASPCAN one-day event – ‘Learning from Experts-by-Experience – Working with parents who have mental health problems’ (27 June 2016, Leeds Beckett University) – this virtual issue presents different perspectives on parental mental health and its impact upon children and child protection.

Featured in this issue:

  • Parental mental health and child protection
  • Children caring for parents with mental illness
  • Maternal depression and infant growth
  • Interface between adult mental health and child protection services
  • Community mental health teams
  • Mental health of mothers of physically abused children.
Oral health Virtual issue: Children’s Oral Health and Wellbeing

Guest Editor: Jenny Harris (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; University of Sheffield)

Compiled to mark the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s inaugural Stakeholder Day on 9 May 2016, this virtual issue will be of interest to professionals with an interest in dentistry’s contribution to safeguarding children. It is hoped this will encourage research and practice development across professional boundaries.

Featured in this issue:

  • Role of dental practitioners in child protection
  • Child protection awareness within the dental hospital setting
  • Missed dental appointments and when to suspect child maltreatment
  • Child abuse, child protection and disabled children
  • Resistant parents and child protection
  • Noticing and helping the neglected child
  • Early indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • Politics of child protection.
Child Sexual Exploitation Virtual issue: Child Sexual Exploitation: Marginalised Perspectives and Temporal Shifts
Guest Editor: Jenny Pearce (University of Bedfordshire) and Caroline Bradbury-Jones (University of Birmingham)This virtual issue offers an opportunity to look back through the 25-year archive of Child Abuse Review and explore some of the issues relating to Child Sexual Exploitation raised by researchers and policy makers in the past and consider ongoing implications for research, policy and practice of the future. Featured in this issue:

  • International travel and tourism
  • Trafficking of British children
  • Issues of ethnicity
  • Abuse of boys and young men
  • Multiple care placements and risks for vulnerable young women
  • Conducting policy-relevant research
  • Victimhood and agency
  • Wellbeing of professionals working with victims.
Child Sexual Abuse Virtual issue: Child Sexual Abuse and Children’s Rights

Guest Editor: Jonathan Picken (Independent Consultant; Chair, Education and Learning Sub-Committee, BASPCAN)

Published to mark the inaugural Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness week ‘#itsnotok’ (1-7 February 2016), this special virtual issue brings together articles from the 25-year archive of Child Abuse Review which have helped to stimulate debate on child sexual abuse and children’s rights and improve protection and therapeutic services.

Featured in this issue:

  • Pornography in relation to intra- and extrafamilial abuse
  • Abuse in residential care
  • Protecting children with learning difficulties
  • Assessment and intervention in cases of suspected ritual abuse
  • Commercial exploitation in the UK
  • Female perpetrators
  • Therapeutic services
  • Delays, non-disclosure and partial disclosure of abuse.