How good are child vulnerability assessment tools in China?

Di Qi, Shiyou Wu

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Accurately assessing children's vulnerabilities and needs is important for child service delivery in social work. In China, different agencies (including international non-governmental organizations, government sectors and social organizations) utilize different tools for assessing children's needs. However, the advantages and disadvantages of these tools have been rarely discussed, leaving their quality and effectiveness unknown. As a result, it is difficult to realize the goal of improving the well-being of Chinese children. This paper contributes to existing knowledge through the use of semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders of different types of agencies, along with an in-depth exploration, analysis and comparison of their practical assessment tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number118
JournalSocial Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • Assessment tool
  • Child well-being
  • China
  • Effectiveness
  • Evaluation
  • Vulnerable children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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