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Child Protection in the Early Years: A Practical Guide

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Author: Dr Eunice Lumsden

This accessible guide shows early years professionals how to create safe, supportive environments for young children who have encountered adverse childhood experiences.

Author: Dr Eunice Lumsden

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.

“This book will prove a valuable resource in providing those working in ECEC with the knowledge and guidance to help them take full advantage of their skills and understanding in order to safeguard children. — From the foreword by Dr Celia Doyle, author of ‘Working with Abused Children: Focus on the Child’ Dr Lumsden’s Child Protection in the Early Years is a timely addition to resources in the industry. Lumsden has used her expertise as a social worker and university lecturer to share her unique knowledge in this ground-breaking book. It is a useful reference point and a must-read for those looking to support professional development within the Early Years and education sectors.”
Laura Henry, award-winning international Early Years consultant, trainer and writer

“Lumsden’s book is a valuable addition which will help to demystify the complexities surrounding safeguarding and child protection. From the outset, the purpose of this book is clearly articulated and the content is accessible at the same time as being challenging. The reader is guided in understanding the theory underpinning safeguarding practice by the use of helpful and interesting case studies. The content addresses the different legislation of the four nations of the UK. I am confident that engaging with the content in this book will be empowering for practitioners and emerging practitioners because the knowledge and learning will build confidence in developing good practice in this sensitive area. I really enjoyed reading it and highly recommend that all professionals who have responsibility for children’s welfare engage with this important book.”
Dr Jackie Musgrave, Programme Lead for Early Childhood at The Open University

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 Mar. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785922653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785922657

Paperback: RRP – £19.99

Kindle Edition: £11.04


About the Author
Dr. Eunice Lumsden is the Head of Early Years at The University of Northampton, Route Panel Member for the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is a registered Social Worker. She has extensive experience working with children and families and her research interests include the professionalisiation of the ECEC workforce, child maltreatment, social justice, poverty and adoption. Her book on child protection was shortlisted as the best professional book of the year in 2018. She has also received awards for her ‘Changemaking’ work and research in the early years. Nationally, she has been a member of several external expert groups advising the Government of Early Years qualifications and led the development of the Early Childhood Graduate Competencies for the Early Childhood Studies Network. She has also advised on workforce development Internationally including the inclusion of Early Childhood on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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