Let’s stop feeding the risk monster : towards a social model of 'child protection'. / Featherstone, Brid; Gupta, Anna; Morris, Kate; Warner, Jo.

In: Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 7-22.

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Let’s stop feeding the risk monster : towards a social model of 'child protection'. / Featherstone, Brid; Gupta, Anna; Morris, Kate; Warner, Jo.

In: Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 7-22.

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Featherstone, B, Gupta, A, Morris, K & Warner, J 2018, 'Let’s stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'', Families, Relationships and Societies, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 7-22. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14552878034622

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Featherstone, B., Gupta, A., Morris, K., & Warner, J. (2018). Let’s stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'. Families, Relationships and Societies, 7(1), 7-22. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14552878034622

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Featherstone B, Gupta A, Morris K, Warner J. Let’s stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'. Families, Relationships and Societies. 2018 Mar 1;7(1):7-22. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14552878034622

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Featherstone, Brid ; Gupta, Anna ; Morris, Kate ; Warner, Jo. / Let’s stop feeding the risk monster : towards a social model of 'child protection'. In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 7-22.

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