This chapter starts by distinguishing safeguarding from child protection and illustrates how, as governments have changed, our practice has changed also. It is noted how ideas related to social inequalities result in different outcomes for children. The consideration of safeguarding is extended by considering ideas, legislation and technologies relating to sexual activity and the contradictory issues raised in relation to selfies and the possession of indecent images. The chapter ends by using cases of child abuse to explore managerialism and practice with children.
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