What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, Conor
dc.contributor.author Parkes, Aisling
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-24T15:07:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-24T15:07:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-17
dc.identifier.citation Burns, K., O'Mahony, C., Shore, C. and Parkes, A. 'What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland', Child & Family Social Work, In Press, doi: 10.1111/cfs.12390 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en
dc.identifier.issn 1356-7500
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2206
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4247
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/cfs.12390
dc.description.abstract Court proceedings are a fundamental and increasingly time-consuming aspect of social work practice. However, to date, there is a relatively modest body of literature considering the experiences of social workers in instituting child care proceedings and giving evidence in court. This paper draws on data gathered as part of an in-depth qualitative study of professional experiences of District Court child care proceedings in Ireland and presents findings regarding the experiences of social workers in bringing court applications for child protection orders. It seeks to answer 2 key questions: First, how do child protection and welfare social workers experience the adversarial nature of child care proceedings in the District Court? Second, what are the views of child protection and welfare social workers on the strengths and weaknesses of child care proceedings as a decision-making model for children and young people? The main findings are that social workers expressed significant reservations about the predominantly adversarial model that currently operates in Irish child care proceedings and about the level of respect that social workers are afforded within the operation of the system. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Burns et al. (2017) ‘What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland’, Child & Family Social Work, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12390. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Adversarial decision‐making en
dc.subject Child care proceedings en
dc.subject Child welfare removals en
dc.subject Sociolegal studies en
dc.title What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kenneth Burns, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.burns@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-07-17
dc.date.updated 2017-07-05T11:52:43Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Child and Family Social Work en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No Hi CORA Team. Paper is accepted, final edits made to PDFs completed and it should be up on the CFSW early online edition section of their website in August/September. Regards. Kenneth en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress k.burns@ucc.ie en


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