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Shannon, Geoffrey (2017) Audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of the provisions of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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In this audit, the Garda respondents’ accounts of contemporary policing in Ireland highlights the increasingly diverse and demanding roles expected of members of An Garda Síochána, of which child protection is now firmly a part.

Chapter 1: Introduction p.1
Chapter 2: The system p.14
Chapter 3: Review and analysis of pulse p.37
3.7 Grounds upon which section 12 was invoked p.61
3.7.1 Suspicion or concern that child is being abused or neglected p.63
3.7.2 Concern for child welfare (public safety) p.65
3.7.3 Suspected emotional abuse p.66
3.7.4 Suspected neglect p.66
3.7.5 Suspected physical abuse p.68
3.7.6 Suspected sexual abuse p.69
3.7.7 Child a danger to self/others p.70
3.7.8 Child under influence of drugs/alcohol p.71
3.7.9 Domestic violence p.71
3.7.10 Mental health issues within child p.72
3.7.11 Mental health issues within parent(s) p.73
3.7.12 Active substance abuse within parents leading to abuse or neglect p.75
3.7.13 Other p.79
3.7.14 No known reason for invocation of section 12 p.82

Chapter 4: Questionnaires reviewed p.112
Chapter 5: Interviews and focus groups reviewed p.154
Chapter 6: General discussion, conclusions and recommendations p.241


Date:May 2017
Pages:346 p.
Publisher:An Garda Siochana
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support > Parental support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of child
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Parent-child relations
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Crime against persons (assault / abuse / intimidation)
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Child of substance user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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