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Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families

First Edition

October 2021 | 200 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: The Voice of the Child and Young Person
Chapter 3: Communicating with Adults and Professionals
Chapter 4: Assessment: Managing Risk and Decision Making
Chapter 5: Interventions: Achieving Good Outcomes
Chapter 7: The Resilient Social Work Practitioner
Chapter 8: Checklists for Effective Practice
Chapter 6: Court Work

Children, young people, and their families are clearly at the forefront of this safeguarding book, the authors have been able to capture the essence of safeguarding. I would highly recommend this book for all Social Work practitioners, students or anyone that is interested in safeguarding processes, it is an absolute must!

Ruby Smith

Such an important topic. This text provides deeper information about key issues.

Mr Gary Pykitt
School of Education, Birmingham City University
August 30, 2023

This has been recommended for students on two of the courses I teach on to read. It includes relevant, contemporary case studies (including COVID-19) which my students have found invaluable.

Mrs Emma Whittam
Dept of Health & Social Development, Burnley College
November 21, 2021

This text is accessible and I like how it includes chapters on the child's voice and resilience which I feel are key components in safeguarding practice.

Mrs Laura James
School of Social Work, Care & Community, University of Central Lancashire
November 22, 2021

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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