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Description - Safeguarding Children and Schools by Graham Music

Safeguarding Children and Schools explains ways in which schools contribute to keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare. It follows the Government guidelines Every Child Matters: Change for Children (DfES, 2004), which requires schools to be more proactive and to take responsibility for protecting and safeguarding children. The contributors, who are all experts in the field of child protection, put the task which schools face in the context of relevant research and offer examples of successful implementation. Areas discussed include the roles of local education authority services and schools in child protection, children who abuse other children, children and internet safety, and training school staff to safeguard children. At a time when expectations of the role of schools are evolving, teachers, managers, and social care professionals are anxious for the guidance and support which this book provides.
Best Practice in Working with Children Series Edited by Brigid Daniel, Professor in Child Care and Protection, University of Dundee The titles in the Best Practice in Working with Children series are written for the multi-agency professionals working to promote childrena??s welfare and protect them from harm. Each book in the series draws on current research into what works best for children, providing practical, realistic suggestions as to how practitioners in social work, health and education can work together to promote the resilience and safety of the children in their care. Brigid Daniel is Professor in Child Care and Protection at the Department of Social Work at the University of Dundee. She is co-author of several textbooks and practice resources on child care and protection. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843105145
ISBN-10: 1843105144
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Music

Mary Baginsky is Head of Research at the Children's Workforce Development Council. She was previously a senior research officer for the NSPCC and a senior consultant at GHK Consulting. She has many years' experience as an educational researcher, and, at NSPCC, developed a programme of research on the role of education and child protection and safeguarding and evaluated many educational /social care initiatives, contributing to the development of policy within the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

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