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The developing world of the child

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Format: DVD and CD-Rom
Price: £133

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A child development resource pack for practitioners working with children and their families, their managers and trainers.

For flexible use as part of practice, supervision and formal training programmes.

Particularly relevant for staff working in social care, health and education in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, who may be required to assess the developmental needs of children and young people and think about appropriate help.
Gives new perspectives on child development and looks at children in their varied and diverse contexts.

Builds vital bridges between the need to understand children's development and the ways practitioners carry out their tasks when working with children and their families.

Developed by a multi-disciplinary team, it draws widely on the experiences of children and the expertise of practitioners, clinicians, trainers and academics.


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The DVD contains an introductory film and three scenarios that consider issues at different ages and stages of children's development. Each scenario is followed by a short Professional perspectives film in which professionals comment on the situations presented.

Developing world of the childThe CD contains:

  • Using the resources pack: a three-part guide with support materials

  • Training exercises: fourteen exercises, supported by handouts and PowerPoint slides, which explore factors affecting a child’s development, with the aim of promoting knowledge and skills in the participants

  • Video clips: all the material from the DVD for reference and planning

  • Seeing the child (practice notebook) (PDF, 352KB) : a practice notebook to support staff working directly with a vulnerable child or young person. With succinct, relevant information, it can be an aide memoire for interviews, meetings or supervision

  • Think child development (poster) (PDF, 1.19MB) : to prompt practioners to use available support materials in their assessment of child development.

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Discounts are available on orders of 5 copies or more.
Please contact NSPCC Publications or phone 0808 800 5000

Related product:

The developing world of the child, a book edited by Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The book is in three parts:

  • Child development: frameworks, theories and influences
  • Children developing: early childhood to adolescence
  • Promoting positive developmental outcomes for children

To purchase the book and for or more information, visit www.jkp.com/catalogue.


Bibliographic details:

Open University, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Royal Holloway University of London and NSPCC (2007) The developing world of the child: resource pack. Leicester: NSPCC. ISBN: 978-1-84228-095-9.

Aldgate, J., Jones, D., Rose, W. and Jeffery, C. (2005) The developing world of the child. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1.