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Taking a Holistic View: Critically Examining Complex Professional Issues

Richards, Claire ORCID: (2015) Taking a Holistic View: Critically Examining Complex Professional Issues. In: A Critical Companion to Early Childhood. SAGE, Los Angeles, pp. 154-163. ISBN 9781446259276

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This chapter offers a perspective on the significance of professional assertiveness in the arena of child protection works and its merits within the evolving culture of Early Childhood Education and Care. A particular focus is given o the concept of the 'professional voice' in relation to challenging and difficult discussions between professionals who work with children and their families, when there is a concern about the safety and welfare of a child and where there are differences of opinion about assessed risk and the outcomes for the child. The commitment to promoting the voice of the child as a professional value is deeply embedded within the culture of early years practice; this value arguably has a strong place in the processes of assessment and decision making to protect a child, and in working with vulnerable families and abusive or neglectful parents.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: professional issues, child protection, working with children and families, early years practice
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Claire Richards
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:21

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