Child protection systems and outcomes: a comparative perspective

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Monday 2 July 2018, 1.30PM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Professor Nina Biehal & Helen Baldwin, University of York

The Hestia research study compared child protection systems and practice in England, the Netherlands and Germany in order to investigate different approaches to child protection and the impact on children and families. The project was undertaken by researchers at the University of York in collaboration with the University of Groningen and the German Youth Institute.

The study compared the operation of child protection services in four English local authorities, and considered the child protection policy, systems and practice of England, Germany and the Netherlands. Drawing on an analysis of 400 case files in each country, and despite apparent similarities between the three countries, there were some striking differences in approaches to child protection.

The seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the research findings ‚Äčand to consider how child protection policy and practice in your local authority compares to those included in the study.

For subscribing organisations this is a children's services event.

For others there is a fee of £95.

Bursaries are available for students, staff and service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.


Location: Best Western Pavilion Hotel, 45 Main St, Fulford, York YO10 4PJ


Telephone: 01904 321237