Monday, October 12, 2015

CEINAV on ISPCAN Conference in Bucharest

The CEINAV findings from the child physical abuse and neglect stream found broad interest on the European Regional Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Bucharest on September 26th to 30th, 2015. Janna Beckmann from the DIJuF-Team presented “ethical issues and dilemmas in German child protection interventions”. Concentrating on the high value of relationships of trust in the German system she showed the tensions professionals in the expert workshops sensed when acting without consent, for example to share information or to intervene. From the interviews with young persons she could show the importance of confidentiality and trustful relationships in their perception. Thomas Meysen talked about the international comparison between the four countries: “paternalism and ethical sensitivity in diverse approaches to child protection interventions”. Different systems face similar problems and find diverse solutions, e.g. on the approach towards multidisciplinarity, information sharing, weighing between interests or delegating professional decision to rules and detailed criteria. – The responses indicate that ethics in child protection interventions is deemed as highly relevant and discussions wait to be deepened.

Thomas Meysen

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