Safeguarding Children and Young People is essential reading for all practitioners involved with 0-18s anywhere within the UK and for students learning about this crucial area of good practice. This fully revised third edition of Jennie Lindon's best-selling Child Protection book covers recent developments in legislation and guidance. The book takes a well-considered approach to daily practice for professionals taking responsibility for children and young people in early years provision, schools, out-of-school settings, play and leisure facilities. Topics covered include: *Legislation and key guidance that affect England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland *Continuity for good practice in safeguarding across the UK, including working well with other professionals and partnership with families *The role and responsibilities for practitioners who spend time with children and young people in the wide range of provision *Important developments for safeguarding, such as safety on the internet and increased awareness of the impact of domestic violence *A balanced approach to dilemmas, such as practitioners' anxiety over physical contact with children and young people *How equality practice needs to work alongside effective child protection. Safeguarding Children and Young People provides exploration of these complex issues in the context of a full 0-18 years age range, supporting recent developments in National Occupational Standards. Jennie Lindon is an experienced trainer and consultant who has worked extensively with services for children and their families and with residential and foster carers. A prolific author, her most recent books for Hodder Arnold have been Understanding Children and Young People and Equality in Early Childhood.
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