2.2.1 Safeguarding / Every Child Matters and subsequent policies

Welcome to chapter 2 of the 'Policies, pastoral care and practical applications' module. As anybody who has ever worked with young people or vulnerable people knows, safeguarding is a critical component of practice and feeds into the duty of care that you have as a teacher towards your learners. This chapter will outline exactly what is meant by Safeguarding and will discuss the policies which have been implemented, and are currently in place, in order to ensure that Safeguarding standards are met.

Goals for this section

  • To understand what Safeguarding is and why it is vital to teaching practice.   

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain what Safeguarding is and how the policies in place enforce this.
  • To be able to identify ways in which Safeguarding is implemented daily across Educational institutions.
  • To consider the ways in which Safeguarding can be integrated into everyday teaching practice.

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