Incorporating Decision Support Systems in Child Safety: Detecting and Protecting Children Who Are At Risk of Abuse At Home

Unuigbe, Ohimain A. (2012) Incorporating Decision Support Systems in Child Safety: Detecting and Protecting Children Who Are At Risk of Abuse At Home. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This dissertation introduces the topic of child abuse and the need for new interventions, in a bid to protecting children who are at the risk of abuse. The research question to be answered by this dissertation, as well as the significance of the study is also mentioned in the first chapter of the report.

What researchers have published about the topic and its related subjects is mentioned in the second chapter in form literature review. The key issues of the dissertation are highlighted and reviewed, to open up the discussion in the 5th chapter of the report.

The method of research used in carrying out the dissertation, as well as the approach used in analysing the findings of this report are mentioned in the next chapter. Also, the limitations and appraisal of the methodology are also discussed in the report.

The fourth chapter discusses two case studies used in drawing out the issues for consideration, for the use of decision support systems. The chapter draws out the similarity in both case studies and points out the need for some sort of intervention.

The discussion chapter of the dissertation reflects on ways in which decision support systems could be of benefit in social work. It discusses the opportunities, as well the limitations of using the intervention.

In conclusion, the final chapter mentions the need for more research to be carried, so as to ensure the effective deployment of decision support systems in child health and social care. Recommendations as to how the intervention is also offered in the chapter.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 12:49
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 01:04
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/26178

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