Publications

Books

Devine, L. (Forthcoming December 2016) The Limits of State Power & Private Rights: Exploring child protection & safeguarding referrals and assessments, Routledge: ISBN 978-1-138-78226-6/e-ISBN 978-1-315-76704-8

Articles & Published Conference Papers

Devine, L. (2016) The case for rethinking child protection strategy [under review]

Devine, L. (2016) The adequacy of remedies in respect of unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse [accepted, forthcoming]

Devine. L. (2016) Rethinking child protection strategy: Progress and next steps Seen and Heard, 26(2) ISSN 1744-1072

Devine, L. (2015) Policing parents, protecting children? Rethinking child protection strategy: Initial findings from trend data Seen and Heard, 25 (3) pp. 28-43 ISSN 1744-1072

Devine, L. (2015) The role of parents in the Child Death Review Process Argument & Critique

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2015) Public family law cases in the context of miscarriages of justice Argument & Critique

Devine, L. (2015) Considering social work assessment of families Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 37 (1). pp. 70-83. ISSN 0964-9069  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09649069.2015.998005

Shorter Articles

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Making the case for ‘Rethinking Child Protection Strategy’: Findings from a large scale study. University of Edinburgh Revisiting Child Protection Blog.

Devine, L. (2016) Where do we go from here? PSW Professional Social WorkThe British Association of Social Workers, pp. 23-24  ISSN 1352-3112

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2015) Estimating child abuse numbers can overload social workers and put more pressure on families Community Care. ISSN 0307-5508

Devine, L. (2015) Tackling difficult questions: Rethinking child protection strategy Community Care. ISSN 0307-5508

Devine, L. (2005) Presumed Innocent? The Criminal Lawyer (149). pp. 2-5. ISSN 0956-7429

Reports

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Safeguarding in Private Family Law Processes

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Rethinking Child Protection Strategy: Report of the evaluation of referral and assessment strategy in England since the Children Act 1989, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Predictions & Presumptions: A Review of risk assessment in child protection and safeguarding referrals and assessments since the Children Act 1989, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Responses & Reactions: A Review of adverse event analysis in England’s child protection and safeguarding system since the Children Act 1989, Centre for Legal Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Triggers and Trends: A Review of outcomes in child protection & safeguarding referrals and assessments in England since the Children Act 1989 and their impact on child abuse prevalence, Centre for Legal Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Safer Children? Final Report: Investigating the translation of child protection & safeguarding training for schools into children’s social care referrals. Funded by an Early Career Researcher Grant, Centre for Legal Research, University of the West of England

Working Papers

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (forthcoming 2017) The ‘Safer Children’ study: Results of the pilot social enterprise initiative. Working Paper funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and UnLtd. Centre for Legal Research, University of the West of England

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2015) Rethinking child protection strategy: Learning from trends Working Paper funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.  Centre for Legal Research, University of the West of England

Evidence & Expert Briefings

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2016) Evidence provided in response to the Law Commission’s 13th Programme of Law Reform consultation

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2016) Evidence submitted to the Home Office and HM Government consultation on Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2016) Risk and (un)reliability in child protection and safeguarding Invited expert evidence presented to the Bristol Family Justice Centre Public Debate: Is the child care system too risk adverse?, Bristol Family Justice Centre, Bristol, 21 July 2016

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2016) Evidence presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children: Inquiry into children’s social care

Devine, L. & Parker, S. (2015) ESRC evidence briefing: Rethinking child protection strategy: Child protection & assessment Economic & Social Research Council

Conference paper, Workshop & Public Lecture Slides

Devine, L. (Forthcoming June 2017 date tbc)

Devine, L. (Forthcoming June 2017) Rethinking Child Protection Strategy: exploring the limits of state power and private rights in respect of the adequacy of child protection and safeguarding complaint processes and legal remedies.  7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, The Convention Centre, Dublin, 4th-7th June 2017

Devine, L. (Forthcoming April 2017 date tbc)

Devine. L. (Forthcoming 5th December 2016) Discussing the findings from ‘Rethinking Child Protection Strategy’:  implications for law, policy and practice.  In: Contemporary Issues in Social Work: Public Lecture Series, London South Bank University, Lodge Lecture Theatre, London, 5th December 2016

Devine, L. (Forthcoming date tbc) The final findings of ‘Rethinking Child Protection Strategy’: New theory and evidence for change.  In: The first  ‘Mind the Gap Symposia on Child Protection and Safeguarding’, University of the West of England, Bristol

Devine, L. (September 2016) Making the case for ‘Rethinking Child Protection Strategy’. In: Critical Perspectives on Child Protection Seminars, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 13 September 2016

Devine, L. (June 2016) Rethinking child protection strategy: Progress and next steps In: ‘Where do we go from here?’ The Second National Transparency Project Conference, The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, 3 June 2016

Devine, L. (February 2016) Key interim findings from transformative research: Rethinking child protection strategy  In: ESRC Presentation Workshop, Economic and Social Research Council, 23 February 2016

Devine, L. (December 2015) Discussing Rethinking child protection strategy: Is current intervention strategy justified? In: Contemporary Issues in Social Work: Public Lecture Series, London South Bank University, Lodge Lecture Theatre, London, UK, 7 December 2015

Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2015) Rethinking child protection strategy: Integrating law, practice and social enterprise into effective safeguarding training and a post-referral family support initiative  In: Bucks New University Safeguarding Conference: Exploring professional issues for child and adult safeguarding, Buckinghamshire New University, UK, 8-9 June 2015

Devine, L. (June 2015) Policing parents, protecting children? Rethinking Child Protection Strategy: Initial findings from trend data In: ‘Is the Child Protection System Fit for Purpose?’ The Transparency Project Conference, NCVO Conference Centre, Kings Cross, London, UK, 1 June 2015

Devine, L.  (2015) The SAFER Initiative: A case study in applying research to social enterprise: creating impact In: Ideas for Good, GoodLab and the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, 21 April 2015

Devine, L. (December 2014) The Child Death Review Process: Intervention and the welfare/surveillance dichotomy  In: Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (SUDI) Conference, Bristol Civil & Family Justice Centre, 4 December 2014

 

 

 

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