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Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families

First Edition

September 2021 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
Keeping children and young people safe is everybody’s responsibility. This requires health, social care and education professionals to make sense of complex family situations that are placing a child or young person at risk of harm. This is no easy feat. The actions we take matter and we need to get this right if we are to truly make things better and improve outcomes for children and young people.  Using case studies, reflective questions and checklists for practice, this hands-on guide will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively and confidently make a difference to the lives of children and young people. 

This series of books from Learning Matters is aimed at busy social work and health care practitioners, particularly in the context of integrated health and social care, who are looking to enhance their skills and extend their knowledge. Written from a practical point of view, they have clear links to both qualifying training as well as CPD. They are up-to-date, accessible and totally skills focused.
Chapter 1: Safeguarding: Setting the scene
Chapter 2: Working with Children and Young People
Chapter 3: Working with Adults and Professionals
Chapter 4: Assessment: Managing Risk and Decision Making
Chapter 5: Interventions: Achieving good outcomes
Chapter 6: Resilience and wellbeing
Chapter 7: Checklists for effective practice

Vida Douglas

Vida Douglas is the Professional Lead for social work programmes at the University of Hertfordshire. With over 20 years’ experience in social work, she has held several roles ranging from a social worker in children and families teams, an Independent Review Officer(IRO), a team manager for a safeguarding team, management of a children with disabilities service and policy officer for several local authorities. Vida has an interest in safeguarding and researching the experiences of children and parents in the safeguarding process. More About Author

Julie Fourie

Julie Fourie has over a decade of experience in working for Local Authorities to safeguard children and young people. This has included working in a pre-birth assessment team as a social worker and within a Children with Disabilities Team as a Team Manager. Julie is currently a Family Court Advisor and Child’s Guardian. She is passionate about safeguarding. She is mindful of the power and influence social worker interventions have on children and their lives, and wants to ensure we get every intervention right. More About Author

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