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Safeguarding in the Early Years
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Safeguarding in the Early Years



April 2026 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Safeguarding in the Early Years is an essential textbook that places children at the heart of safeguarding. This book redefines safeguarding as a continuous social responsibility, vital to the development of young children. It cautions against over-reliance on procedures, instead promoting critical thinking, empowerment, and a commitment to humanizing practice. Comprehensive coverage includes statutory guidance, policy, multi-agency collaboration, and self-safeguarding. This resource equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the holistic welfare of children, ensuring their safety and well-being in every aspect of your practice.

 
Introduction
 
Safeguarding Principles
 
Humanising Practice
 
Learning and Improvement in Child Protection
 
Children's Welfare and Wellbeing as Social Responsibility
 
Safeguarding Practice
 
Collaboration with Colleagues
 
Collaboration with Children and Families
 
Collaboration with Other Child Welfare Agencies
 
Safeguarding Oneself
 
Leading Principled Safeguarding Practice in the Early Years
 
Inspection and Regulation
 
Being a Change Maker: New Directions for Early Years Practice
 
Using this Book to Write New Policy
 
Conclusion

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