Safeguarding in Practice

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The chapter explores safeguarding policy and practice with a particular emphasis on the developing role of the advanced practitioner in Early Years. Protecting children from harm is an integral element of Early Years practice: this chapter reinforces the importance of legislation as practitioners gain confidence and experience. How this knowledge influences and informs practice is explored, alongside the responsibilities and duties expected of practitioners who are gaining in expertise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Work-based Practice in the Early Years
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide for Students
EditorsSamantha McMahon, Mary Dyer
Place of PublicationOxon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351181648
ISBN (Print)9780815396550, 9780815396567
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2018

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    Watson, L., & Crow, A. (2018). Safeguarding in Practice. In S. McMahon, & M. Dyer (Eds.), Advanced Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students (pp. 72-87). Oxon: Routledge.