What does Sonny Bill Williams and Social Work have in Common? A Collision Zone. by Ange (Andrea) Watson It was a typically wild, wet and windy Wellington night on 1st July 2017 when the British Irish Lions roared to a 24-21 victory over our mighty All Blacks. Sam Warburton, the Lion’s captain, accredited their triumph that night to winning the […]» Read more
Keddell, E. (2017). The Policy Observatory. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology. 35p.
In this report, social work academic Dr. Emily Keddell critiques one aspect of the recent child protection services reforms: the prevention of child abuse and neglect. She highlights the points of tension between the way that child abuse is defined throughout the review process, the details of the proposed reforms, and the design of child protection systems.
Keddell, E. (2014) Social Sciences, 3 (1), 916–940.
This article considers selected drivers of decision variability in child welfare decision-making and explores current debates in relation to these drivers. Covering the related influences of national orientation, risk and responsibility, inequality and poverty, evidence-based practice, constructions of abuse and its causes, domestic violence and cognitive processes, it discusses the literature in regards to how each of these influences decision variability.
Keddell, E. (2016).. Policy Quarterly, 12, 2 – 16
In the last few years, predictive risk modelling has been suggested for use in the child welfare environment as an efficient means of targeting preventive resources and improving practitioner decision-making.