Ritically analyse the comments of the following quote and in doing so demonstrate the following:

Quote: Child abuse is a term which has occasioned considerable debate at a range of levels, particularly since the 1970s. Definitional questions have been very important as they have keyed into fundamental questions about causation, which link to wider debates about child welfare, the role of state and the rights and responsibilities of parents and children

(Fawcett, Featherstone and Goddard, 2004:51)

Critically analyse the comments of following quote and in doing so demonstrate the following:

* the difference in meaning between causation and the construction of child abuse.

(main reference is Cawson (2002)Child maltreatment in the family: the experience of a national sample of young people. London: NSPCC.) as it looks at the difference between causes and construction

* the definitional complexity of child abuse. ( definition will include what you will do, what you wont do and how many resources)

* the previous and current law and policy responses to the problem and the discourses that underpin.

Essay must be 3rd yr degree level
All English grammar and spelling
Harvard referencing style must be used

Thank you
Harvard referencing style

Books: (3 stars mean they are essential to the essay)

-*** Behlmer, G.K (1982) Child abuse and moral reform in england, 1870 1908. Stanford: stanford university press

-*** Corby, B (2006) Child abuse: towards a knowledge base. Berkshire: open university press (Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Chapter 4).

-*** Fawcett, B. Featherstone, B and Goddard, J (2004) Contemporary Child Care policy and practice. Hampshire: Palgrave

Goldson, B. Lavalette, M and McKechnie, J (2002) (eds) Children Welfare and the State. London: Sage

-*** Gibbons, J. Gallagher, B. Bell, C and Gordon, D (1995) Development after physical abuse in early childhood: A follow up study of children on protection registers. London: HMSO

-*** Tanner, K (1999) Observation: a counter culture offensive. Observations contribution to the development of reflective social work practice. International Journal of Infant observation. 2, 12-32

-*** Cawson, P (2002) Child maltreatment in the family: the experience of a national sample of young people. London: NSPCC.

Cunningham, H. (2003) Childrens changing lives from 1800 to 2000 in Maybin, J and Woodhead, M (eds) Childhoods in context. Chichester: john wiley & sons ltd

De Mause, L (1998) The history of child abuse in the journal os Psychohistory, 25 (3) 1998.

Ferguson, H (2004) Protecting children in time: child abus, child protection and the consequences of modernity. Basingstoke: palgrave macmillan

Gil, D (1975) Unravelling Child abuse American journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol 45:3

Parton, N (1985) The politics of child abuse. London: Macmillan

Parton, N (2006) Safeguarding Childhood: early intervention and surveillance in a late modern society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan