New from the author of The Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools: an eBook to help you ensure the best possible provision for children and young people with additional needs.
‘Disabled children are at greater risk of abuse than non-disabled children. There is a nee
d for policies and practices within schools and other establishments that safeguard, respect and empower disabled children.’ NSPCC
Safeguarding and Protecting Children with Disabilities and SEN is an exciting new digital resource from the author of the best-selling Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools. Packed with essential information and practical ideas, Safeguarding and Protecting Children with Disabilities and SEN will ensure that your school has the tools it needs to provide for all children and young people, particularly those with special educational needs or disabilities.
Only available as an eBook
What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.
This eBook will enable you to:
improve and enhance your school’s ability to safeguard and protect, through a detailed explanation of the reasons for the additional vulnerability of children with additional needs
train your colleagues to help safeguard pupils with additional needs, with the complete training presentation and notes
gain a deeper understanding of the child protection process for children and young people with SEN and disability
develop your communication with parents and carers through consideration of the delicate balance between family life and child protection, with the help of case studies
expand your use of communication aids and tools with children or young people with additional needs.
Summary of contents
Ann Raymond’s first book, The Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools is being used in thousands of schools throughout the UK and has helped Designated Senior Persons ensure the best possible provision for the children and young people in their care.
Now Ann has written an eBook especially for Designated Persons and SENCOs to ensure that their school provides for ALL children or young people, by focusing particularly on those with additional vulnerability: those with special educational needs or disabilities.
Up-to-date and new for 2010, Safeguarding and Protecting Children with Disabilities and SEN will help you to safeguard those children in your care with additional needs, including SEN and disability. It will also help contribute to the ECM outcome ‘staying safe’ by providing practical ideas for empowering children with communication difficulties to help keep themselves safe.
Residential special schools will benefit from a dedicated chapter covering specific issues for your context.
‘The training needs of staff should be reviewed to ensure that child protection staff have skills in working with disabled children and those staff who are working with disabled children are aware of child protection issues.’ NSPCC
The chapters in Safeguarding and Protecting Children with Disabilities and SEN cover:
reasons for increased vulnerability of children with additional needs, highlighted in all key safeguarding legislation and guidance; at societal, family and child levels
using your school’s Disability Equality Scheme to support safeguarding and the staying safe outcome of ECM
safeguarding in the curriculum: consideration of the PSHE curriculum and an outline of resources available to support effective teaching of risk management and self protection skills for children with additional needs
indicators of abuse and neglect: key messages for considering the possible importance of injuries and other concerns; together with a list of indicators especially for children with additional needs
practical ways to enhance safeguarding-related communication with pupils with additional needs, including enhancing understanding of behavioural communication; expanding the use of communication aids and passports
specific issues and their child protection implications – physical contact, medical procedures and medication, SEBD/challenging behaviour; including a sample physical contact policy
supporting staff to protect children and young people
working with parents and carers
residential special schools: a dedicated chapter
the child protection system for children with additional needs: step-by-step, from recognition of a concern to evaluation of the process
training your colleagues: PowerPoint presentation with activity, plus trainer’s notes.
Child protection is an issue that cannot be put on hold while government and unions deliberate and while a plethora of systemic review bodies research, write and report.