Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.
Chapter 6: Professional Ethics : Partnership and Collaboration in the Early Years
Professional Ethics : Partnership and Collaboration in the Early Years
- What is professionalism and what constitutes professional knowledge?
- What are the roles and limitations of professional ethics?
- How can professional ethics contribute to safe and child-centred professional practice?
- How can the 2015 SEND Code of Practice influence the professionalism of practitioners?
In this chapter we will explore how an appreciation of professional ethics can contribute to safe and child-centred professional practice; enable more effective partnership working with peers, parents and other agencies; and support the professional standing of early years practitioners and teachers. In the first part of the chapter, a brief exploration of ideas around professionalism and professional knowledge is followed by looking at professional ethics and ...