Safeguarding in the Early Years is an accessible guide that explains how to best protect and safeguard young children in a straightforward way. Based on a tested, practice-based model developed by the author Catherine Rushforth, over her many years spent improving safeguarding practice in early years settings, this title includes recommendations from key governmental reviews from 2011, such as the Munro, Tickell, Field and Plymouth case reviews and the latest EYFS 2012 requirements.
Safeguarding in the Early Years is designed to inform all those working with young children on the best ways to reduce risk in child protection and provide a safe environment for young children.
This title covers:
- Understanding and acting on what you see, including potential abuse within the setting, to ensure effective early intervention
- Designing and implementing a professional code for behaviour and conduct
- Carrying out a risk analysis
- Becoming competent in this vital area, and fluent in the national requirements for safeguarding
- Communicating professionally with parents on issues of child protection and safeguarding.
About the author
Catherine Rushforth is the director of a training consultancy specialising in safeguarding and child protection. She has designed and delivered safeguarding programmes for local authorities, as well as the Pre-School Learning Alliance. As a trained social worker, and nursery practitioner, Catherine has over twenty years of experience of working with a variety of early years professionals and young children.
"Safeguarding and Child Protection in the Early Years is an essential resource for all early years settings, containing up-to-date and relevant theory and summarising key issues for practitioners and managers"
Linzi Pearson, in Practical Pre-School Books magazine, August 2012.
"A good range of topics. Relevant case studies & use of illustrations. Meets specific safeguarding requirements linked to the 2012 EYFS. Very clear guidance to explain the role of the designated person for safeguarding"
Gillian Ellis, Lecturer, Cheadle and Marple 6th Form College.
"A tricky topic made clear and concise! I found that this book helped me to plan teaching sessions and I have referenced it a lot"
Siobhan Grieve, Lecturer, Highlands College.
"The book provides a very good introduction to students who have no previous experience of working with children. It identifies procedure and practices in a clear and direct way. I have used this with students at varying levels of study as a clear way into the subject: feedback across the board has been positive. I have therefore recommended that students buy a copy, and requested library copies."
Linda Withey, Senior Lecturer in Early Years, University Campus Oldham.
"Excellent book giving detailed information re: safeguarding and child protection, I will be recommending this book to my students"
Tina Malpeli, Tutor, North Herts College.