Child Protection in the Early Years: A Practical Guide

Child Protection in the Early Years: A Practical Guide


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Finalist in the Professional Books category of the 2018 Nursery World Awards.

This accessible guide shows early years professionals how to create safe, supportive environments for young children who have encountered adverse childhood experiences. Explaining the impact of trauma on young brains, it gives practical instructions on how to recognise and respond to abuse. These instructions are supported by exercises, case studies, and reflection points that help you identify and improve your methods. Current legislation, policy and procedure are clarified in clear, concise language, providing you with everything you'll need to work with your team towards a happier, safer future for the children in your care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785922657
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Eunice Lumsden is Head of Early Years at the University of Northampton, UK. She is a registered social worker with over thirty years' experience, specialising in children and families.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr Celia Doyle. 1. Introduction. 2. Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse. 3. The Importance of Understanding Child Abuse in Early Childhood Education and Care. 4. An Introduction to Attachment Theory. 5. The Impact of Child Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 6. Legislation, Policy and Procedures. 7. Working with Others. 8. Creating the Right Environment. 9. Reflecting on Learning and Practice.

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