Foundation Degree Help
Foundation Degree Help
by: Lucy - 12-04-12 16:08
I am in my 2nd year of my Foundation Degree and i am stuggling with a Safeguarding assignment. i know this is a massive area to cover in 3000 words but just would appriciate help :)
i have got to Evaluate the role of EY Practitioners in relation to safeguarding children and strategies used in early years settings to promote the welfare of children and keep them safe.
If you do any activities to promote this in setting i would be grateful :) xxx
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 12-04-12 19:13
I can recommend some books
The Team around the child Siraj-Blatchford
Child Abuse and neglect- David Howe
and the good old EYFS
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 12-04-12 19:45
Thank you :) xx
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 12-04-12 20:05
If I was doing this assignment I would probably take it from a different angle. I would look at why the phrase safeguarding is now replacing child protection. I would look at the different appraoches child protection being very much acting after the event, while safeguarding is more about preventing child abuse and is more of a holistic appraoch, involving everyone and practically everything practitioners do.
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 12-04-12 22:03
I would take a wider view and not just concentrate on child protection (although this is obviously v important) but look also at hygeine, risk assessment and H&S generally and all the PSED things we do to build children's confidence and 'resilience' (a very IN word). Consider everything you do to pretect children from harm from having them signed in and out to fire drills and having trained first aiders on site. All this is involved in safeguarding.
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 13-04-12 14:06
so far i have wrote about the defination of safeguarding... the stat's on how many child were abused... the dif areas of abuse and what signs staff need to look out for and then how past cases (victoria climbie ect) have effected education and what policies then got introduced!!
Any help on what you do in settings??
I am very grateful of all the help :) only 1500 words to go :) xx
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 13-04-12 14:41
what about the activities that all settings should be doing, allowing children to make choices and risk take. Also kidscape do some great stuff.
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 13-04-12 15:29
by: Julie Smith
I would be inclined to agree with Pure Purple. How about personnel lessons learnt from the Plymouth Safeguarding Review which have fed into the new revised EYFS, pages 17 & 18 in particular. Links to Safer Recruitment type training (DfE, old CWDC, NSPCC etc...)
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 13-04-12 19:51
What kind of activities do you in within setting to promote safeguarding with the children?? X
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 13-04-12 20:36
I teach this module - when i mark this type of essay I wouldl be looking for a thorough evaluation of the EYP - what's happening in settings regarding safeguarding; how easy is it to access training; what barriers are there; what works what doesn't; I would be looking fo how you have identified strategies to keep children safe - Key person, rigorous observations, partnership with parents, training, supervsion, CRB, good relationships with LADO etc, recruitment, how do settings inform staff of safeguarding procedures?
Most of all Lucy BE EVALUATIVE - don't tell a story. Read and read and read so you can create a wide argument around the subject and stick to the title don't drift. There you go a tutorial!! Good Luck let us know how you get on
RE: RE: Foundation Degree Help - 14-04-12 09:52
Thank you so much Calypso!!1 am i still ok going in the direction i have started off on which was NSPCC stats and then past cases and how they changed education?? then i have made a link which then i can go on to the help u gave me!!
Does that sound like i am going in the right direction?
RE: RE: RE: Foundation Degree Help - 14-04-12 10:19
and also would i need to put in theoretical views?? really appriciate your help x
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 14-04-12 13:13
by: Laura Henry
If you do a search for an article that Catherine Rushforth (Laura Henry) for our articles on Safeguarding/Child Protection.
RE: Foundation Degree Help - 16-04-12 22:11
Yes keep on those lines but do not lose focus and be wary of using too much legislation as this can become very descriptive. theoretical aspects can be useful providing they link to your work rather than just a random slot in back up your findings with good referencing and citations. Lucy do check with your tutor I know what I look for that's not to say your lecturer who will mark it will think along the same lines :)
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