chapter  1
Child protection and family support
Nigel Parton
ByCurrent debates and future prospects
Pages 24

A major debate has recently emerged in the United Kingdom about how policies and practices in relation to child protection integrate with and are supported by policies and practices that are concerned with family support and child welfare more generally. Increasingly it seems there is a great tension between the two and that this is posing major problems for policy makers, managers and practitioners in child welfare agencies. This debate and how it is responded to will be the key issue for all concerned over the next few years.