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Safeguarding Children N Young People, Sc : A Guide for Nurses and Midwives - Catherine Powell

Safeguarding Children N Young People, Sc

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

Paperback Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780335220281
Number Of Pages: 224

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""This book should be available in every ward, clinic and department. ... This book is comprehensive and, that rare thing in nursing literature, scholarly and authoritative. ...reading this book should arm nurses with the understanding to effectively do their duty and safeguard children."
Paediatric Nursing

"This text will be particularly useful... as a source of reference for all practitioners. It is logical, organised, comprehensive and accessible. If students wish to purchase one book - this would be a sound choice."
Jan Nelmes, University of Brighton, UK

"I consider this a valuable book for all practitioners. While the author makes clear her intended audience, I think that a book of this quality would benefit a broader readership.
Community Practitioner Magazine

" "Safeguarding Children and Young People, a Guide for Nurses and Midwives'" is an excellent book which I would have no hesitation in recommending to nursing and midwifery colleagues. It is both thought provoking and informative, providing what I consider to be a useful reference which can be utilised to help staff understand more clearly (and thus respond more confidently to) some of the challenging issues which can arise as a result of safeguarding work.
Johann Knox, IC Electronic Bulletin"

While many nurses and midwives are in an ideal position to prevent, identify and respond to child maltreatment, they may not currently have a clear understanding of the theory, policy and practice of safeguarding children. This book, which has been written specifically for a nursing and midwifery audience, provides an accessible text that outlines and explores professional roles and responsibilities in the context of inter-agency working.

Importantly, it has chapters on: Child neglect Fabricated or induced illness Child death and child maltreatment Safeguarding vulnerable children This groundbreaking book provides a much needed education, research, practice and evidence-based evaluation. The book also: Includes case examples and points for reflection Provides an analysis of children's rights and child protection Enables readers to understand and apply theory and policy to practice Outlines the roles and responsibilities of other agencies Helps readers develop skills to deal with sensitive and traumatic issues Addresses the importance of confidentiality and information sharing "Safeguarding Children and Young People" is core reading for all nursing and midwifery students and practitioners.

"This book provides a sound foundation, both for novices needing to understand the challenges of working to safeguard children and as a reference book for those with experience of working in this field." Dr Cheryll Adams, Acting Lead Professional Officer, Amicus-CPHVA

Prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: why a safeguarding children guide for nurses and midwives?p. 1
Introductionp. 2
What is 'safeguarding'?p. 3
The Victoria Climbie Inquiryp. 6
A safeguarding guide for nurses and midwivesp. 11
Underpinning philosophyp. 17
Outline of the remaining chaptersp. 18
Messages for practicep. 19
Recommended readingp. 20
Why every child mattersp. 21
Introductionp. 22
Children in the United Kingdomp. 23
Contemporary childhoodp. 28
Children's rightsp. 33
The 'child friendly healthcare initiative'p. 35
Parentingp. 39
Discipline and corporal punishmentp. 42
Conclusionp. 44
Messages for practicep. 44
Recommended readingp. 45
Child maltreatmentp. 46
Introductionp. 47
Defining the problemp. 48
Measurement and reportingp. 58
Why child maltreatment happensp. 63
Conclusionp. 65
Messages for practicep. 65
Recommended readingp. 66
Safeguarding children: professional roles and responsibilitiesp. 67
Introductionp. 68
Recognising riskp. 69
Identification of child maltreatmentp. 71
What to do if you are concerned about child maltreatmentp. 84
Immediate protection of children and young peoplep. 91
Confidentiality and information-sharingp. 93
Roles and responsibilities of other agenciesp. 94
Named and designated professionalsp. 97
Conclusionp. 98
Messages for practicep. 98
Recommended readingp. 99
Safeguarding vulnerable childrenp. 100
Introductionp. 101
Domestic abuse and child maltreatmentp. 101
Children and young people with disabilitiesp. 107
Children and young people at risk of sexual exploitationp. 111
Refugees and asylum seekersp. 115
Conclusionp. 117
Messages for practicep. 117
Recommended readingp. 118
Fabricated or induced illnessp. 119
Introductionp. 120
Definition of FIp. 120
Presentationp. 124
Responsep. 128
Implications for practicep. 129
Conclusionp. 132
Messages for practicep. 132
Recommended readingp. 133
Child neglectp. 134
Introductionp. 135
The 'W' casep. 137
What constitutes child neglect?p. 141
Faltering growth (failure to thrive)p. 146
Assessment of neglectp. 150
Conclusionp. 151
Messages for practicep. 152
Recommended readingp. 152
Child death and child maltreatmentp. 153
Introductionp. 154
Child death in the UK: an overviewp. 155
Fatal child maltreatmentp. 155
Serious case reviewp. 161
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancyp. 167
Child death review processesp. 170
Conclusionp. 173
Messages for practicep. 173
Recommended readingp. 174
Conclusion: knowledge for practicep. 175
Messages for the futurep. 177
Appendixp. 178
Notesp. 182
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 194
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ISBN: 9780335220281
ISBN-10: 0335220282
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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