Research and analysis

Child and family practitioners' understanding of child development

An exploration of serious case reviews and how practitioners’ knowledge of child development may affect outcomes for children.

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This study provides an in-depth exploration of a small number of serious case reviews and looks at how social workers’ knowledge on child development might have affected the case and the outcomes for the children.

There were 6 case studies selected in total. These were selected to include a wide age range with proportionately more younger children to reflect the expected age balance.

Published 26 May 2011