The vulnerable child: A conceptual safeguarding case study

Written by: MA Education
2 January 2015

A conceptual case study was carried out to examine the efficiency of multi-agency working and of the relevant legislative frameworks in safeguarding and protecting vulnerable children in the early years.

The vulnerable child: A conceptual safeguarding case study
The vulnerable child: A conceptual safeguarding case study

‘The Children Act 1989 recognised that children had a right to protection from harm, Section 17 defining a ‘child in need’ as one who is not adequately protected from abuse’


THE PURPOSE of this conceptual case study was to establish an awareness of the principles of safeguarding children, by means of a specific child and his unique circumstances. Theories, legislative frameworks and the application of safeguarding vulnerable children will all be explored, including the nature of, categories, signs and symptoms of abuse, together with the analysis of the wider social context of the vulnerable child, family and their wellbeing.

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