Having the right knowledge among children is a contested are and with the recognition of the law, values and policies in shaping the activities done by practitioners, they are required to have ethical responsibility. Approaches to decision making that is transparent, based on a careful consideration and accountable considers compelling evidence on the effects of interventions on various groups, communities and welfare individuals (Stanier 2009). Training of practitioners on matters related to safeguarding of children makes them be aware of the procedures and responsibilities, and what works well in protecting child environment and during the assessment and intervention of family lives. One of the instances was that of Macdonald that reviewed evidence of the consequences of child abuse where interventions were successful at a broader primary prevention and a secondary and tertiary work. Knowing involves the application of rigorous approach to research evidence and this involves systematic review of the research evidence while having an explicit methodology and placing weight on the research outcome studies.
Rixon (2008) states that there is a lot of focus that has been put on evidence-based practice which has been criticized as an overemphasis on positive approaches above other knowledge types and it is able to minimize complexities that may occur with family engagement. There are evidence from different countries and settings which make it difficult to apply to new contexts ...Show more