Book Details


Collaborating Against Child Abuse

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-58388-4

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This edited collection explores the background and implementation of the Nordic Barnahus (or 'Children's House') model – recognised as one of the most important reforms related to children who are the victims of crime in the Nordic region. This book discusses both its potential to affect change and the challenges facing it. The model was introduced as a response to a growing recognition of the need for more integrated and child-centred services for children exposed to violence and sexual abuse. In the Barnahus structure, different professions work together to ensure that victimized children receive help and treatment and that their legal rights are met. This original study is organised into four broad themes: child-friendliness, support and treatment; the forensic child investigative interview; children’s rights perspectives; and interagency collaboration and professional autonomy.

Subject: Law and Criminology, Barnahus, Nordic, Scandinavia, Child protection, multi-agency working, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Council of Europe, Children, Young people, Policy, Practice, Crime and Society, Youth Offending and Juvenile, Justice, Critical Criminology, Social Work and Community, Development, International Criminal Law