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dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Jane
dc.contributor.authorDawe, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorCoe, Chris
dc.contributor.authorHarnett, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-19T01:30:27Z
dc.date.available2018-03-19T01:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcu150
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99845
dc.description.abstractThe developmental needs of infants during the first year of life have been emphasised by recent research from a variety of sources highlighting the crucial role that early parent–infant interaction plays. Infants identified as being at significant risk of maltreatment need adequate protection within a time frame consistent with their developmental needs. This briefing paper describes a new care pathway established within a UK-based social care team, which aims to provide early identification, intensive support, timely assessment and decision making for a group of highly vulnerable, pregnant women, their partners and their infants. The pathway of care is described and a case study is presented to illustrate this care pathway. A mother is referred at eighteen weeks of pregnancy and supported post birth for six months. The combination of supporting structured professional judgement by the inclusion of standardised tools and training in a programme specifically developed for high-risk families suggests that this pre-birth risk-assessment process warrants further evaluation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom960
dc.relation.ispartofpageto973
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Social Work
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleAn Evidence-Based, Pre-Birth Assessment Pathway for Vulnerable Pregnant Women
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDawe, Sharon
gro.griffith.authorHarnett, Paul H.


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