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.
-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 theoriesPolicy to practice - Lynn Kelly, Gill Watson and Sandra RodwellKey themes in safeguarding and protecting children and young people - Sandra Rodwell and Gill WatsonAttachment - Gill Watson and Lynn KellyRisk assessment - Sandra Rodwell and Gill WatsonPart II: Relationships, communication and practiceVulnerability in pregnancy and childbirth - Joan CameronSupporting the development of positive parenting - Susan Redman, Morag Rush and Gill WatsonFamily-centred care - Jo Corlett and Gill WatsonEngaging with children, young people and their families - Sandra Rodwell and Gill WatsonPart III: Factors impacting on practiceResponding to domestic abuse in the lives of children - Sandra RodwellGetting it right: supporting professional responses to child safeguarding and protection - Gill Watson and Sandra Rodwell