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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 (Finalnd), 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 and Children and Youth Services Review.

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Keywords

  • Child Protection Practice
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work

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Research Output 1979 2017

Comparing child protection systems: Towards a global perspective

Parton, N., 16 Feb 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare. Dolan, P. & Frost, N. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, p. 225-242 18 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Concerns about risk as a major driver of professional practice

Parton, N., 20 Feb 2017, Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection: Current Debates and New Directions. Connolly, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 3-14 12 p. (Beyond the Risk Paradigm).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Contemporary Refocusing of Children's Services in England

Parton, N. & Williams, S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Children's Services. 12, 2/3, p. 85-96 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
child protection
election
Professional Role
policy approach

The Politics of Child Protection in Contemporary England: Towards the ‘Authoritarian Neoliberal State’

Parton, N., 17 Nov 2017, Transdiscplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain: Literature, Media and Society. Dinter, S. & Schneider, R. (eds.). Routledge, p. 193-211 19 p. (Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

child protection
politics
maltreatment of children
political interest
social problem
6 Citations

The Contemporary Politics of Child Protection: Part Two (the BASPCAN Founder's Lecture 2015)

Parton, N., 1 Jan 2016, In : Child Abuse Review. 25, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child protection
Politics
politics
Sexual Child Abuse
Policy Making

Activities 1995 2017

  • 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