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Title: School based safeguarding programmes : a critical investigation into the role of the police in schools
Author: John, Richard
ISNI:       0000 0004 6346 9711
Awarding Body: University of Portsmouth
Current Institution: University of Portsmouth
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis examines the role of the police in school based safeguarding education programmes, with a particular reference to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It explores the professional experiences and views of a wide range of professionals within the education and police sector. The safeguarding of children in a modern society is complex and carries a degree of risk to the professionals who protect children from the various types of harm in our communities. This study represents a part of the many strategies available in relation to the key professionals for safeguarding of children. Whilst set in a financially challenging context, the research focused on the role of the police in school based safeguarding programmes and examined their role in a blurred landscape of police and education professionals. The study identified that the Police, or a member of their extended family, are the most valuable resource to present safeguarding awareness programmes to children in a school environment. It emerged that there is limited strategic governance on this point. This study proposes a strategic model for Local Safeguarding Children Boards to consider as part of their role to oversee the safeguarding of children in a local governance setting. This research has Implications for professionals who safeguard children and introduces a change to current professional practice.
Supervisor: Clements, Philip Henry Percy Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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