Safeguarding Children and Schools
208 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Jun 2008
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Safeguarding Children and Schools

Foreword by Brigid Daniel; Edited by Mary Baginsky
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Safeguarding Children and Schools explains how schools are able to contribute to keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare, in line with Government Every Child Matters guidelines.The contributors, who are all experts in the field of child protection, put the potentially daunting task faced by schools in context, explaining relevant policy, the latest research findings and offering practical examples to help schools to be more proactive and meet their responsibilities successfully. Areas discussed include the roles of local education authority services and schools in child protection, working with particularly vulnerable or difficult children, the relationship between safeguarding and the curriculum, and training school staff to safeguard children.At a time when expectations of the role of schools are evolving, this book provides guidance and support for teachers, managers and social care professionals.
'This book is thoughtful, insightful and well-researched. The contents move from the background issues associated with safeguarding children and schools, to the practical considerations of this work and the all-important training necessary to ensure a school is safeguarding children to the best of its ability. It was easy to understand and is an indispensable guide for any school that aims to make its pupils feel safe and nurtured.'- Professional Social Work
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).
Part 1: Safeguarding and Schools Policy. 1. Placing Schools at the Centre of Safeguarding Children. Mary Baginsky. 2. The Role of the Local Authority in Safeguarding Children. John Guest .3. Integrated Community Schools and Social Inclusion. Ken McCulloch and Lyn Tett. Part 2: Safeguarding and Schools Practice. 4. Pupils who are `In care': What can schools do? Felicity Fletcher-Campbell. 5. Safeguarding Disabled Children. David Miller and Ann Raymond. 6. School Responses to Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour. Simon Hackett and Abi Taylor. 7. Child and Adolescent Health Services in Schools. Graham Music. 8. Counselling in Schools. Susan McGinnis. 9. The Curriculum and Safeguarding. Yvonne Coppard. Part 3: Safeguarding and Schools Training. 10. Training School Staff to Safeguard Children and Young People. Enid Hendry and William Baginsky. 11. Training to Safeguard: The Australian Experience. Louise Laskey. 12. Conclusion: Every School Matters. Mary Baginsky. Appendix: Talking to Children about Every Child Matters. Emma Westcott. Index.
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