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Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families
A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

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March 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

 Key features:

 -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
Lynn Kelly, Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell
Policy to practice
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Key themes in safeguarding and protecting children and young people
Gill Watson and Lynn Kelly
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Risk assessment
Part II: Relationships, communication and practice
Joan Cameron
Vulnerability in pregnancy and childbirth
Susan Redman, Morag Rush and Gill Watson
Supporting the development of positive parenting
Jo Corlett and Gill Watson
Family-centred care
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Engaging with children, young people and their families
Part III: Factors impacting on practice
Sandra Rodwell
Responding to domestic abuse in the lives of children
Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell
Getting it right: supporting professional responses to child safeguarding and protection

This book is a useful resource for nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses who have a statutory duty to safeguard children. The book is divided into three parts that highlight the importance of the early years in ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people. The use of reflective activities and case studies provide further exploration into the field of safeguarding practice.

Miss Kathryn Louise Price
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
November 13, 2016

This book is a useful resource for all nurses and midwives who have a statutory duty to safeguard children. The book is dived into three informative and practical parts that acknowledge the importance of early intervention in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The use of case studies and reflective activities throughout the text create a useful guide for practitioners.

Miss Kathryn Louise Price
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
November 10, 2016

This is easy to understand and an interesting read. Case study examples and reflective exercises are included throughout, demonstrating the relevant application to health and social care practice.

Miss Rebecca Elizabeth Pace
Health & Social Care, Walbottle Campus
March 10, 2016

This book provides the reader with the knowledge to inform their safeguarding practice with confidence.Reflective activities and case histories provide examples to develop child protection skills.Exploration of key policies and common challenges enable the reader to review the work they do with children and families in a clearer context.

Mrs Lisa Jennison
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
March 17, 2016

This book is well written and contains some of the essentials for safeguarding for midwifery students. It is also a valuable learning resource tool with the use of case studies and scenarios.

Miss shirley stronge
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast
August 27, 2015

Students currently studying a module in safeguarding found this very useful. The text is not overly filled with jargon, making it easy to understand. Many students cited this within their assignments.
As a lecturer i found this text very useful there are many activities that encourage learners to reflect, enabling them to develop their knowledge on safeguarding but also develop their reflective practice.

Mr Daniel Patrick George Mullan
Health and Social, The Maltings College
September 23, 2015

An interesting text however some errors noted re spelling in early part of work.
A useful source of information however.

Mrs Carol Griffiths
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
July 6, 2015

Clear and contemporary information that is relevant for all public health nurses and health visitors.

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
June 22, 2015

Excellent overview of underpinning principles and their relationship to current best practice.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
September 2, 2015

Excellent text. All chapters identify key words and reflective activity thereby linking theory and practice.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
May 19, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Policy to Practice

Gill Watson

Sandra Rodwell