Applying principles from safety science to improve child protection

Michael J. Cull, Tina L. Rzepnicki, Kathryn O'Day, Richard A. Epstein

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Abstract

Child Protective Services Agencies (CPSAs) share many characteristics with other organizations operating in high-risk, high-profile industries. Over the past 50 years, industries as diverse as aviation, nuclear power, and healthcare have applied principles from safety science to improve practice. The current paper describes the rationale, characteristics, and challenges of applying concepts from the safety culture literature to CPSAs. Preliminary efforts to apply key principles aimed at improving child safety and well-being in two states are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-195
Number of pages17
JournalChild Welfare
Volume92
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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