Coordinated by Professor Nina Biehal (University of York, England), the aim of this study is to compare child protection systems in the three countries. There will be three aspects to our comparative analysis:
This comparison of policy and national patterns of referral and intervention will provide some indication of the different ways in which European countries construct abuse and neglect as social problems and their assumptions about the nature of these problems and the appropriate response.
The first results of our policy analysis are published online! Under ‘Results’, you can find an overview of the English, German and Dutch child protection policies.