A precise understanding of attachment theory and the role it can play in supporting families and safeguarding children from maltreatment.
How to talk confidently about attachment, especially in court (and why this might involve not using the word ‘attachment’ at all).
Practical guidance and case studies demonstrating concepts such as ‘secure base’, ‘safe haven’, mentalising/mind-mindedness, reflective function, the strange situation procedure, dissociation, loss and trauma.
David Shemmings, professor of child protection research at the University of Kent and visiting professor, Royal Holloway, University of London, has written the quick guides, with contributions from social workers and researchers, and quality assured these resources to ensure we provide you with information you can trust.
If you are directly quoting the author's own words from this document you must acknowledge that they are not your own words by putting them within quotes marks, reference the source in the text and then provide the full reference at the end of the document. For example:
In the text:
Brackenbridge argues that "[t]he interpersonal dynamics of sexual abuse in sport are similar to those in other settings but exacerbated by some key situational differences" (Brackenbridge, 2008).
Full reference to insert at the bottom of the document:
Brackenbridge, C. (2008) Child Protection in Sport. Guide.
Community Care Inform Children [online].
Available at: https://www.ccinform.co.uk/articles/2008/02/22/1973/Child+protection+in+sport.html [accessed: INSERT DATE HERE (eg 25 November 2015)]