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Safeguarding Children and Young People

Safeguarding Children and Young People
A Guide for Professionals Working Together

December 2020 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Safeguarding Children and Young People offers students and practitioners an accessible and multi-disciplinary guide to working together with other professionals to deliver a child-centred and co-ordinated approach to safeguarding, in line with the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance. Taking a ‘whole systems’ approach, and offering support on prevention, assessment, intervention, systems, and leadership, the book reflects on recent challenges including contextual abuse, child sexual exploitation and cyber-abuse. The book includes case studies, activities and points for reflection to aid learning and test understanding.

Chapter 1: A brief history of child protection
Chapter 2: 'Working together' to safeguard children and young people
Chapter 3: Understanding child abuse and child protection
Chapter 4: Exploring two case studies: abuse by celebrities and abuse in institutions
Chapter 5: Assessing need and providing early help
Chapter 6: Working with families: child abuse within the family
Chapter 7: Understanding child sexual exploitation
Chapter 8: Contextual safeguarding: a contemporary challenge
Chapter 9: Essential safeguarding skills
Conclusion and learning for the future

Just the right book for several modules in the programme that I run for practitioners working with children, young people and families.

Ms Vicki Silver
Education, University Centre Shrewsbury
October 11, 2021

Good use of case studies to support students application of knowledge.

Dr Tracy Laverick
Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University
October 1, 2021

An approachable and informative read, with helpful advice for those new to teaching or experienced practitioners who need to refresh their knowledge with contemporary examples

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
August 13, 2021

This is a clearly laid out and well written book, that would certaining appeal to anyone who is either studying or working within this field.
This book covers a a range of areas, but also provides reflections points and areas to consider for future development.

Mr Mark Howard
College of health and social care, Derby University
July 19, 2021

An excellent resource, well written to be engaging and thought-provoking, covering the essential information for students embarking on a career in early childhood.

Miss Louise Stafford
Department of Education, Oxford Brookes University
January 25, 2021

This is an engaging book which covers safeguarding content in a digestible format. The Reflection points and Practice points are particularly useful for those in practice and students that may be assessed as part of their course, working towards professional competencies. The Recommended reading sections were also useful and provide a brief outline of the resource, rather than listed references.

Mrs Samantha Sutton-Tsang
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
February 12, 2021

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