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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)9781785922657
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018


  • Child abuse
  • child protection
  • safeguarding
  • early years
  • attachment
  • ACEs working together


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  • Early Childhood Graduate Competencies

    Eunice Lumsden (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 17: Partnerships for Goals (UN SDG), 01: No Poverty (UN SDG), 05: Gender Equality (UN SDG), 08: Decent Work and Economic Growth (UN SDG), 17: Partnerships for Goals (UN SDG), Quality of life impacts, Social impacts, Public policy impacts, Economic impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG)

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