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Introduction Childhood, child abuse and history
A history of child abuse and neglect, 1870-2000
Protecting children and young people from harm: contemporary perspectives
Defining child abuse
Perpetrators of child abuse
The causation of child abuse
The consequences of child abuse
The evidence base for child protection practice
Global and cultural perspectives on child abuse and neglect
Reflections for future child protection work

About the Author

The late Brian Corby was one of the leading experts on child care and child protection, and published extensively on the subject. He was Professor of Social Work Studies and Head of the Department of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire, UK from 2001-2007.

David Shemmings is Professor of Child Protection Research at the University of Kent, UK and Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. David Wilkins is Honorary Lecturer, Centre for Child Protection Studies, University of Kent; PhD student at the University of Kent and Principal Child and Family Social Worker, London Borough of Enfield.

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