• 2362 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1979 …2020

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Biography

Joined the then Polytechnic of Huddersfield in 1977 as lecturer in Social Work; Senior Lecturer 1981-88, Principal Lecturer 1988-1993. Moved to University of Keele in 1993 to become Professor in Child Care Studies, returning to University of Huddersfield in 1994 as Professor in Child Care. Director of the Centre of Applied Childhood Studies 1994-2006 and Head of Research in the School of Human and Health Sciences 2000-2006. Was the Coordinator for the Social Work Research Assessment Exercise in 1992, 1996 and 2001. Took up NSPCC Professorship at Huddersfield in 2006. Now works on a part-time basis.

Held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tampere (Finland), La Trobe University (Australia) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and been a Senior Hallsworth Fellow at the University of Machester (England)  and a Kempe-Haruv Fellow at the Kempe Centre, University of Colorado (USA).

Author, co-author and editor of 25 books and over 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters in the broad fields of child welfare, child protection and social work including The Politics of Child Abuse (Palgrave/Macmillan, 1985), Governing the Family (Palgrave/Macmillan, 1991), Safeguarding Childhood (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), and The Politics of Child Protection (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014).

Currently Editor in Chief of the open access journal Social Sciences and previously editor of the journal Children and Society (1996-2006). Member of numerous international journal editorial boards including Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal; Children and Youth Services Review; and The International Journal on Child Maltreament: Research, Policy and Practice

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child Protection Practice
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Critical Debates and Developments in Child Protection: Some Introductory Comments

    Parton, N., 15 Jun 2020, In : Social Sciences. 9, 6, 2 p., 102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection: International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies

    Biesel, K. (ed.), Masson, J. (ed.), Parton, N. (ed.) & Poso, T. (ed.), 11 Mar 2020, Bristol: Policy Press. 296 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 'Changing and Competing Conceptions of Risk and Their Implications for Public Health Approaches to Child Protection'

    Parton, N., 15 May 2019, Re-visioning Public Health Approaches to Protecting Children. Lonne, B., Scott, D., Higgins, D. & Herrenkohl, T. (eds.). Switzerland, p. 65-78 14 p. (Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy; no. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Child Maltreatment as Social Harm

    Parton, N., 15 May 2019, Re-visioning Public Health Approaches for Protecting Children. Lonne, B., Scott, D., Higgins, D. & Herrenkohl, T. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 473-485 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 5 Editorial work
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Social Sciences (Journal)

    Nigel Parton (Editor in chief)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    The Contemporary Politics of Child Protection: Part Two

    Nigel Parton (Speaker)
    12 Apr 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    The Politics of Child Protection in England

    Nigel Parton (Speaker)
    7 Nov 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Child Abuse and Neglect (Journal)

    Nigel Parton (Member of editorial board)
    2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Journal of Early Childhood Research (Journal)

    Nigel Parton (Member of editorial board)
    2001 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work