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 Social Work and Protection of Abused and Neglected Children

  • Maria Constantinescu (University of Craiova, St. Alexandru Ioan Cuza 13, 200585, Craiova, Telephone:004.0746.536.778, E-mail:
  • Cornel Constantinescu (University of Pitesti, Department of Social Work, Gh. Doja Street, no. 41, Romania, E-mail
  • Cristina Dumitru (University of Pitesti, Gh. Doja 41, 0736227904, E-mail:

The paper focuses on child abuse and neglect protection. Approximately one in four children will experience a traumatic event such as domestic, school or community violence, child abuse and neglect, death of a loved person, accidents or disasters. Protecting children from significant harm, being proactive in keeping them safe from abuse and the crime committed against them, is a key role for all social workers. We started with theoretical considerations and knowledge required to make professional judgments. In our research we investigated cases of abuse, neglect of children in Arges County, Romania. Our study focused on the quantitative analysis of the phenomenon of abuse /neglect, the description of the socio-economic situation of the families from which abused children come from and the presentation of the support networks, the number of specialists who have competence and are trained in this field. We used a descriptive method of descriptive statistical of data to classify types of abuse, neglect on children, the distribution of indices of abuse and neglect considering to the background, gender and socio-economic characteristics of aggressive families. The study brings concrete and focused information on child

Keywords: abuse, neglect, competences, social work