The book recognises the main principles that underpin effective safeguarding practices and explores the application of a range of key tools that will facilitate a sense of empowerment for practitioners dealing with safeguarding issues. The authors emphasize the importance of preventative interventions as a positive means of impacting on the lives of children and their families. They do this through such processes as the Common Assessment Framework, as well as maintaining the need within the system for responses to be made to urgent concerns that are closely related to safeguarding and child protection processes.With practical case studies throughout, the book helps you:Understand what your responsibilities are Decide what appropriate action should be taken Develop a means of coping with this sensitive area Make sense of current policies and proceduresThis book is essential reading for all early years students and professionals who wish to explore and rehearse various safeguarding situations in preparation for practice.
John Powell is a Principal Lecturer and the Head of Early Years and Childhood Studies at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Elaine Uppal is Lecturer at the College of Health and Social Care, University of Salford, UK.
Introduction Part 1: Principles for Practice Issues in safeguarding babies and young children from abuse The rights of children The baby and young child as the focus for safeguarding Acting ethically: developing ethical practices in Safeguarding contexts. The development of community involvement Part 2: Practical Considerations Raising concerns and identifying abuse Providing support for `at risk' babies and young children Assessment and referral- passing on concerns Teamwork and safeguarding Working with the parents /carers of an abused baby or young child What might happen after the case has been referred - mapping the potential impact of intervention Conclusions: reflections on considerations for developing future practice; detailed requirements of effective intervention.