Critically assess the main practice issues from an analysis of the Roscommon child care case (2010). Particular attention to gender and its influence on the practice role of the health professionals involved with the family over-focus on the needs of the parents as opposed to what Ferguson calls authoritative child protection practice over-identification with the family what Dingwall calls the rule of optimism. this is a retrospective analysis which means you are looking back and deciding what you may have done to prevent the situation.
The public health nurses’ scope of practice explicitly includes child protection within their role, which places them in a prime position to identify child protection concerns. This role compliments that of other professions and voluntary agenices who work with children. Public health nurses are in a privileged position as they form a relationship with the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and are able to see the child in its own environment, which many professionals cannot. Child protection in Ireland, while influenced by other countries, has progressed through a distinct pathway that streamlined protocols and procedures. However, despite the above serious failures have occurred in the Irish system, and inquiries over the past 20 years persistently present similar contributing factors, namely, the lack of standardized and comprehensive service responses.