A practical guide to interviewing children in cases of suspected abuse or neglect, or where they have witnessed a crime. Step by step, it outlines the key stages of an interview and how to respond to the child's needs. It explains how to deal with children of different ages and backgrounds.
hould be read by all professionals who work with children and could findthemselves receiving disclosures of abuse. It is practical, easy to read and full of examples and hints. It should be a compulsory text for social work students, trainee po
ContentsAcknowledgmentsHow to use this Book Chapter 1: Understanding children's mindsChapter 2: Preparation and planning of the interviewChapter 3: the essential elements of the investigatory interviewChapter 4: Tailoring the interview to the child's needsChapter 5: Evaluating the process and outcome of the interview