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Just How Much Of An Expert Are You?

During a recent Climate Credits case the prosecution’s ‘expert’ turned out not to be an expert after all.

This got me thinking – when is an expert not an expert.

It can be tempting to overstep your professional boundaries, especially when you have good intentions at heart, like the well-being of a child.

But going beyond your area of expertise exposes you to reputational risk.

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Court work: My top 5 tips for social workers

If you work in the world of child protection, at some point in your career you are going to come into contact with the court system. It is an inevitability. Sadly, too many professionals fear the court room and worry about what on earth happens in that mysterious...

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Introduction to Coercive & Controlling Behaviour

In this blog I want to share with you some details and guidance around the offence of Coercive and Controlling Behaviour. The offence of Coercive and Controlling Behaviour came into force in December 2015. It carries a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and/or a...

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5 main types of abuse

Child protection is the responsibility of everyone. Child abuse disclosures are increasing and are affecting every aspect of a child's life. The impact of abuse on later life cannot be underestimated. There are many other types which professionals have to be aware of....

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