Giving poverty a voice: families' experiences of social work practice in a risk-averse child protection system

Anna Gupta, Hannah Blumhardt

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This article explores family members’ perspectives on child protection interventions within the current neoliberal and punitive policy and practice contexts. The material is drawn from the ‘Giving Poverty a Voice’ social worker training project, a collaborative project involving family members and activists from ATD Fourth World (the international anti-poverty organisation), academics in the field of social work and practitioners, including social workers, lawyers and ATD Fourth World team members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalFamilies, Relationships and Societies
Issue number1
Early online date8 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2016


  • Child protection
  • family support
  • poverty
  • Salem numbers

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