The book “Principles of Safeguarding Policies and Procedures in Early Years Settings” is a very important book especially for educators in early years settings. It contains four chapters.
Chapter 1 discusses the following:
- Why safeguarding children is important.
- Why the needs and interests of a child should be paramount in partnership approach.
- The main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures that underpin the safeguarding of children.
- The rights children and their parents have where harm or abuse is suspected.
- Data protection legislation and sharing of information and the requirement for confidentiality with regard to safeguarding.
- The correlation between national guidelines and legislation with Local procedures and the impact they have on the setting’s policies and procedures.
Chapter 2 discusses the following:
- The wider concept of safe guarding children with examples of best practice:
- Health and Safety
- Balancing Risks and Benefits
- Child Exploitation
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Extremism and Radicalisation
- The procedures for serious case reviews and how they differ from public inquiries.
- The impact serious case reviews have on all stakeholders involved in safeguarding children.
- How serious case reviews have informed practice.
Chapter 3 discusses the following:
- Underlying factors which place children at risk of harm or being abused.
- Different forms of abuse:
- Domestic abuse
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- The roles and responsibilities of different agencies and professionals that may be involved when a child has been abused or harmed.
- Case studies
Chapter 4 discusses the following:
- The risks and possible consequences to children, of mobile phones and being online.
- Ways of reducing risks on social media, the internet, buying online and using a mobile phone.
- The responsibility the practitioners have in relation to e-safety including minimizing risks and educating children.
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