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dc.contributor.authorKeddell, Emily
dc.date.available2016-06-21T04:16:39Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationKeddell, E. (2014). Current Debates on Variability in Child Welfare Decision-Making: A Selected Literature Review. Social Sciences, 3(4), 916–940. doi:10.3390/socsci3040916en
dc.identifier.issn2076-0760
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6602
dc.description.abstractThis article considers selected drivers of decision variability in child welfare decision-making and explores current debates in relation to these drivers. Covering the related influences of national orientation, risk and responsibility, inequality and poverty, evidence-based practice, constructions of abuse and its causes, domestic violence and cognitive processes, it discusses the literature in regards to how each of these influences decision variability. It situates these debates in relation to the ethical issue of variability and the equity issues that variability raises. I propose that despite the ecological complexity that drives decision variability, that improving internal (within-country) decision consistency is still a valid goal. It may be that the use of annotated case examples, kind learning systems, and continued commitments to the social justice issues of inequality and individualisation can contribute to this goal.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/4/916en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectDecision makingen_NZ
dc.subjectjudgementen_NZ
dc.subjectchild abuseen_NZ
dc.subjectvariabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectchild welfareen_NZ
dc.subjectrisken_NZ
dc.subjectpracticeen_NZ
dc.subjectorientationsen_NZ
dc.titleCurrent Debates on Variability in Child Welfare Decision-Making: A Selected Literature Reviewen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2016-06-21T03:52:41Z
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.relation.issue4en_NZ
otago.relation.volume3en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/socsci3040916en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage940en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage916en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© 2014 by the author; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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