Empowerment in child protection work: Values, practice and caveats

Sharon McCallum, Isaac Prilleltensky

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the employment of an empowerment framework in the context of child protection work. In order to explore this we offer a definition of empowerment that is based on its three key essential values: self-determination, collaboration and democratic participation, and distributive justice. Following an explanation of these values we identify possibilities and limitations for applying these principles in child protection practice. The discussion centres around necessary and sufficient conditions for the employment of empowerment guidelines, and dilemmas associated with their implementation. Finally, we reflect on the challenges of advancing an empowering agenda in child protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-50
Number of pages11
JournalChildren and Society
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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child protection
empowerment
Values
Personal Autonomy
distributive justice
Social Justice
self-determination
Guidelines
participation
Power (Psychology)

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  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Empowerment in child protection work : Values, practice and caveats. / McCallum, Sharon; Prilleltensky, Isaac.

In: Children and Society, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.1996, p. 40-50.

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