Safeguarding Children and Schools explains how schools are able to contribute to keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare, in line with Government Every Child Matters guidelines. The contributors, who are all experts in the field of child protection, put the potentially daunting task faced by schools in context, explaining relevant policy, the latest research findings and offering practical examples to help schools to be more proactive and meet their responsibilities successfully. Areas discussed include the roles of local education authority services and schools in child protection, working with particularly vulnerable or difficult children, the relationship between safeguarding and the curriculum, and training school staff to safeguard children. At a time when expectations of the role of schools are evolving, this book provides guidance and support for teachers, managers and social care professionals.
Mary Baginsky is Head of Research at the Children's Workforce Development Council. She was previously a senior research officer for the NSPCC and a senior consultant at GHK Consulting. She has many years' experience as an educational researcher, and, at NSPCC, developed a programme of research on the role of education and child protection and safeguarding and evaluated many educational /social care initiatives, contributing to the development of policy within the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).