Journal article

Typologies of Child Protection Systems: An International Approach

Marie Connolly, Ilan Katz

CHILD ABUSE REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

In recent decades, typologies have been developed to better understand the way in which different countries create systems to protect the interests of vulnerable children and their families. A child protection system typology is a classification of a set of characteristics that capture and define different approaches to child protection. Typologies are helpful in enabling comparisons of systems across international contexts, helping also to illuminate the various strengths and weaknesses of child protection systems. Typologies can also guide or redirect the development of a system, as they illustrate the varied ways in which children might be better protected. They explain how a cultural val..

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