Reflections and Implications

  • Mandy DuncanEmail author


Although the main aim of this book is to theorize children’s participation in child protection interventions rather than to develop practice recommendations, some key issues for practice will have been raised throughout. This final chapter summarises and highlights those issues that professionals and academics within the child protection system might usefully reflect upon and possibly develop further in considering how the system might better accommodate children’s participation in the future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityStoke-on-TrentUK

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