Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children is a statutory duty for all nurses and midwives. This book helps equip student nurses and midwives with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for working with families to support and protect children. It covers the full spectrum of safeguarding work, from professional issues such as boundaries and confidentiality through to attachment and communication.
-A clear explanation of the policy and key theories informing safeguarding work.
-Consideration of the common challenges you are likely to face, such as vulnerability in pregnancy, domestic violence and parenting capacity.
-Reflective activities and case histories which help you to develop and enhance your own practice.
The book also considers multi-agency working and includes important coverage on professional issues like boundaries, confidentiality, referral and accountability. Written with clarity and accuracy, the authors have produced an important resource suitable for any nurse or midwife preparing to work with children and families.
Part I: Policies and theories Policy to practice - Lynn Kelly, Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell Key themes in safeguarding and protecting children and young people - Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson Attachment - Gill Watson and Lynn Kelly Risk assessment - Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson Part II: Relationships, communication and practice Vulnerability in pregnancy and childbirth - Joan Cameron Supporting the development of positive parenting - Susan Redman, Morag Rush and Gill Watson Family-centred care - Jo Corlett and Gill Watson Engaging with children, young people and their families - Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson Part III: Factors impacting on practice Responding to domestic abuse in the lives of children - Sandra Rodwell Getting it right: supporting professional responses to child safeguarding and protection - Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell