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Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families
A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

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March 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children is a statutory duty for all nurses and midwives. This book helps equip student nurses and midwives with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for working with families to support and protect children. It covers the full spectrum of safeguarding work, from professional issues such as boundaries and confidentiality through to attachment and communication.

 Key features:

 -A clear explanation of the policy and key theories informing safeguarding work.

 -Consideration of the common challenges you are likely to face, such as vulnerability in pregnancy, domestic violence and parenting capacity. 

 -Reflective activities and case histories which help you to develop and enhance your own practice.

The book also considers multi-agency working and includes important coverage on professional issues like boundaries, confidentiality, referral and accountability. Written with clarity and accuracy, the authors have produced an important resource suitable for any nurse or midwife preparing to work with children and families.

Part I: Policies and theories
Lynn Kelly, Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell
Policy to practice
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Key themes in safeguarding and protecting children and young people
Gill Watson and Lynn Kelly
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Risk assessment
Part II: Relationships, communication and practice
Joan Cameron
Vulnerability in pregnancy and childbirth
Susan Redman, Morag Rush and Gill Watson
Supporting the development of positive parenting
Jo Corlett and Gill Watson
Family-centred care
Sandra Rodwell and Gill Watson
Engaging with children, young people and their families
Part III: Factors impacting on practice
Sandra Rodwell
Responding to domestic abuse in the lives of children
Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell
Getting it right: supporting professional responses to child safeguarding and protection

Clear and contemporary information that is relevant for all public health nurses and health visitors.

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
June 22, 2015

Excellent overview of underpinning principles and their relationship to current best practice.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
September 2, 2015

Excellent text. All chapters identify key words and reflective activity thereby linking theory and practice.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
May 19, 2015

This text is well written and provides a useful introduction to child protection and safeguarding practice for nurses, midwives and health visitors.

It is particularly welcome to see Scottish policy and practice threaded throughout the book as many similar textbooks tend to focus on policy and practice in England. However, it is important to point out that there have been some important legislative changes within Scotland since the book was published which will impact on practice.

Mrs Alison Hackett
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling University
April 14, 2015

I really like this book, so useful and relevant not just to nurses but all healthcare professionals.

Ms Pat Clarke
Fac of Health & Applied Social Scienc, Liverpool John Moores University
March 2, 2015

This is an excellent book that clearly assess the challenges faced by children and families and those responsible for their care. Relevant case studies with activites, encourage a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of health professionals in safeguarding children in our society.

Mrs Yetunde Akinnuoye
Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
January 8, 2015

An excellent book that clearly assesses the challenges faced by children and families and those responsible for their care. The detailed and interesting case histories provide opportunities to reflect on own practice and consider ways to develop as a practitioner. Reflective activities throughout encourage a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of nurses in safeguarding children in our contemporary and ever changing society.

Ms Sarah Bowman
Community Studies, Truro College
December 18, 2014

I am very impressed with this text. The way it is presented enables practitioners and students to grasp the basics whilst appreciating the complexities of safeguarding children. The case studies are effective and the use of theoretical models and research enhances the impact of the content. I will be recommending this text for our pre-registration nursing students.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
November 28, 2014

interesting book gives a good insight into this very topical area in healthcare

Mrs Lyn Jones
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
November 27, 2014

This is an understandable and interesting read. I thought that the reflective activities were good and the book itself covered the key themes. Good scenarios used throughout.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire Univ.
September 16, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Policy to Practice