Child panic and child protection policy: A critical examination of policies from NSW and Queensland

Year: 2003

Author: Sachs, Judyth, Mellor, Lise

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

In this paper child protection policies from NSW and Queensland will be compared and contrasted. Following Dean (1999) I argue that these policies are informed by both technologies of agency and performance, especially as these relate to management of risk consciousness and risk anxiety. These technologies provide for both the content of the policies and the surveillance mechanisms to oversee and monitor their application.