Rachel is a highly experienced practitioner, trainer and consultant working with a number of sectors supporting their safeguarding and child protection practices and procedures. Her career initially in childcare began over 30 years ago and she holds a number of professional qualifications including the NNEB, a BA Hons in Early Years and Education, PG Certificate in Management, and a post graduate qualification in leadership, NPQICL.
Rachel co-founded the Early Years Hub which provides training and consultancy for nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school providers. She has been an early years inspector and still works closely with Ofsted in the context of her role as co-chair of the North West Ofsted Big Conversation.
Rachel has written a number of published articles on safeguarding and child protection, has spoken at national conferences and is currently writing a book too!
In this interview we discuss Professional Curiosity – what it is and its use as a strategy to enable effective safeguarding and child protection. Rachel explains what this looks like in practice and, most importantly, that it is our professional responsibility. As a safeguarding expert, Rachel goes on to explain the special role Professional Curiosity plays in the unique relationship with parents, understanding children’s lived experiences, recognise triggers and how to maintain the professional boundaries.
Rachel includes lots of examples of Professional Curiosity and how taking action is essential when there are concerns about a child.
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