Safeguarding within the Early Years Foundation Stage

Percival, Julie ORCID logo ORCID: (2013) Safeguarding within the Early Years Foundation Stage. In: Reid, James and Burton, Steven, (eds.) Safeguarding and protecting children in the early years. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, UK, pp. 95-114. Full text not available from this repository.

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A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. In deciding how one work with the very youngest in society, it is important to recognise that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework (DfE, 2017) places responsibilities on all practitioners. The EYFS provides a framework for practice (interpreted in Figure 7.1) that identifies principles, aspects of learning, statutory rules and regulations. By far the greatest proportion of early years care and education is offered through the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector. Personal responsibility and the complexity of working with young children in daycare come to the fore when discussing safeguarding with experienced practitioners. It is important to foreground theories of child development and learning in safeguarding practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415527507
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE) > Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Additional Information: Chapter 6 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 19:13
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 11:47
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