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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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child protection Social Sciences
Social Work Medicine & Life Sciences
social work Social Sciences
England Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Abuse Medicine & Life Sciences
Politics Medicine & Life Sciences
child welfare Social Sciences
abuse Social Sciences

Research Output 1979 2019

maltreatment of children
child protection
maltreatment
social problem

'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 protection
surveillance
public health
costs
experience

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

maltreatment
public health

'Everybody's Responsibility': Exploring the Challenges of Community Engagement in Child Neglect

Parton, N. & Williams, S., 15 May 2019, Re-visioning Public Health Approaches for Protecting Children. Lonne, B., Scott, D., Higgins, D. & Herrenkohl, T. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 49-62 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

neglect
responsibility
community

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

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