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Social Work and evaluations of negligence: discussions in the field of professional ethics

Assessments carried out by social workers on cases of suspected neglect against children and adolescents reviews comprise the core of this reflection. Research on the use, the concept used and the implications when there is affirmative a situation of neglect are discussed in this article in the light of professional ethics.

Neglect; Social Work; Children and adolescents; Professional ethics service

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