Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

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Keeping children safe : allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care. / Biehal, Nina; Cusworth, Linda Suzanne; Wade, Jim; Clarke, Susan Evelyn.

London : NSPCC, 2014. 146 p. (Impact and Evidence Series).

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Harvard

Biehal, N, Cusworth, LS, Wade, J & Clarke, SE 2014, Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care. Impact and Evidence Series, NSPCC, London. <http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/research/pdf/Abuseincare.pdf>

APA

Biehal, N., Cusworth, L. S., Wade, J., & Clarke, S. E. (2014). Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care. (Impact and Evidence Series). NSPCC. http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/research/pdf/Abuseincare.pdf

Vancouver

Biehal N, Cusworth LS, Wade J, Clarke SE. Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care. London: NSPCC, 2014. 146 p. (Impact and Evidence Series).

Author

Biehal, Nina ; Cusworth, Linda Suzanne ; Wade, Jim ; Clarke, Susan Evelyn. / Keeping children safe : allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care. London : NSPCC, 2014. 146 p. (Impact and Evidence Series).

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