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Question: TMA 04 Critically discuss the meaning of ‘risk’ in relation to children. What is the role of practitioners in keeping children safe?

Answer: This essay will briefly look at a how perceptions of risk have changed over time concentrating on risk and the postmodern society. It will critically analyze the challenges faced by parents in a society increasingly dominated by fear of risks in relation to children by outlining both theoretical and practical perspectives and examples. It will continue by analyzing the challenges faced by practitioners when implementing safeguarding procedure and interagency working especially when tryiieng to protect children and young people from child abuse or domestic violence.
By drawing on serious case inquiries, policies and theoretical perspectives key factors and practice recommendations will be discussed.

Beck (1992) discussed cited in Gladwin and Collins (2008, p.145) “argues that risk is socially defined and constructed and as such is malleable and changeable”. As such This suggests ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Children and young people
  • Course: KE312 Working together for children
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2241
  • Date submitted: December 29, 2017
  • Date written: April, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8235

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