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Quality Matters Because Quality Protects

Richards, Claire ORCID: (2012) Quality Matters Because Quality Protects. In: Implementing Quality Improvement and Change in the Early Years. SAGE Publications Inc., London, UK, pp. 125-139. ISBN 9781446253779

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This chapter considers the concept of quality improvement in the context of children and safeguarding. An initial overview considers the emergence of such themes as 'quality assurance' and 'quality improvement' in the field of child protection and safeguarding within the early years sector. The impact of neglect on the quality of life and outcomes for children, where this is a key safeguarding concern within many vulnerable families, is explored alongside the need to consider the appropriateness and necessity of the provision of effective supervision for staff within early years settings. Supervision is integral to many professional disciplines and roles, who work with families with complex needs. It is regarded as an important aspect of quality assurance in promoting positive outcomes for children. Therefore, it could be argued that there is a case for the introduction of a supervision model for early years staff, in managing and reviewing the intricate aspects of their role in supporting children and families.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: importance of quality, quality improvements, children, safeguarding, quality assurance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Claire Richards
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:21

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