6. Should I Be Worried?

  1. Hedy Cleaver1,
  2. Pat Cawson2,
  3. Sarah Gorin3 and
  4. Steve Walker4
  1. Margaret A. Lynch

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch6

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

How to Cite

Cleaver, H., Cawson, P., Gorin, S. and Walker, S. (2009) Should I Be Worried?, in Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

  2. 2

    Research Consultant; former Head of Child Protection Research, NSPCC

  3. 3

    Senior Research Officer, NSPCC

  4. 4

    Principal Consultant, Children and Young People's Services with the Improvement and Development Agency

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518731

Online ISBN: 9780470721506



  • disabled children;
  • distressed child;
  • neglected child;
  • domestic violence;
  • child abuse


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Core Knowledge

  • Deciding What has Made You Worried

  • Recording What Makes You Worried

  • Children Who Make You Worried

  • Parents and Other Carers Who Make You Worried

  • Empowering Support Staff to Worry

  • Anticipating Worrying Circumstances Needing Immediate Action

  • Conclusion