Safeguarding and Child Protection

Eunice Lumsden, Emma Twigg

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This chapter introduces you to the global and national context of safeguarding and child protection and opportunities to reflect on the knowledge and skills required for Competency Five:
• Know the wider legislative and statutory guidance for safeguarding and child protection.
• Recognise when a child may be in danger or at risk of serious harm and the procedures that must be followed, including when to signpost to other services or designated persons.
• Appreciate the importance of working with others to safeguard and promote the well-being of infants and young children.
• Evidence advanced knowledge about child abuse, the wider theoretical perspectives about the causes of abuse and the potential implications for young children’s outcomes.
• Apply knowledge of adverse childhood experience, including child abuse to individual planning for children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Childhood Graduate Competencies
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781529760101, 9781529760118
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2022


  • safeguarding
  • Child abuse
  • families
  • early childhood


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