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F. Middel, MSc

PhD Candidate

Research Project

As researcher I am involved in Project HESTIA: A research project on policies and responses with regard to child abuse and neglect in England, Germany and the Netherlands. Project HESTIA aims to discover the nature and impact of variations in child protection systems through a comparison of three different welfare states. Through this comparative analysis, Hestia research project will generate new insights into child protection policy and practice and so have a significant impact on future developments in child welfare in Europe.

PhD dissertation

My PhD focusses on decision-making in child protection investigations. Following the framework of the Decision-Making Ecology, judgements made in child protection practice are affected by a large variety of influences at the case, social worker, organisational, and external level. A well-documented issue in child protection practice are disparities in decision-making. This implies that some families are treated unequal based on characteristics such as ethnic background or gender. My dissertation focusses on the intersections of ethnic background and gender and its influence on decision-making in child protection practice. I am writing my dissertation guided by my supervisors  Dr. Mónica López-López, Prof. John Fluke (University of Colorado, Denver), and Prof. Hans Grietens.

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