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Improving the Protection and Wellbeing of Children in Europe: Enhancing the Curriculum

Citation
Rigby P & Engstrom S (2017) Improving the Protection and Wellbeing of Children in Europe: Enhancing the Curriculum. Revista de Asistenţă Socială, 2017 (3). http://www.swreview.ro/index.pl/improving_the_protection_and_wellbeing_of_children_in_europe_enhancing_the_curriculum

Abstract
This paper provides comment on the first year implementation of a current Erasmus+ funded project being conducted by institutions across eight countries. With a focus on educating social work students and trainees, with particular emphasis on child protection and welfare, the paper discusses the project aims and outputs and highlights some of the deliberations in the project’s first year, in the context of internationalization. Discussion focuses on contextualising international social work and integrated child protection, followed by reflection on the initial challenges identified when working across cultures and borders whilst holding onto a central, agreed aim. The paper discusses how the project is moving forward within current socio-political contexts and the challenges this brings to social work educators and professionals working in an ethical framework and professional value base.

Keywords
Child protection; international social work; children on the move

Journal
Revista de Asistenţă Socială: Volume 2017, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rigby, Paul; Engstrom, Sandra
Publication date30/09/2017
Date accepted by journal13/06/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26095
PublisherPolirom Publishing House
Publisher URLhttp://www.swreview.ro/…g_the_curriculum
ISSN1583-0608
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