Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our every day activities with children and young people in the most basic of things from health and hygiene policies i. When a child makes a disclosure to the teaching assistant about being abused, this sensitive information has to be handled very carefully. It is important that all staff know the correct policies and procedures if they have cause for concern, finding ways to do this is updating safeguarding polices regularly and retraining staff often to ensure this. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. Unit 16 Code p5 Understand safeguarding of children and young people 1. Question 2b Weighting: 0 An explanation of the importance of a child or young person-centred approach. This earlier this is dealt with the better the outcome will be.
They should: stay safe, enjoy and achieve, have economic wellbeing and make a positive contribution. Whistleblowing — Every school has whistle blowing policies and procedures and these policies are put in place to provide protection for the person against victimisation or reprisals from other members of staff physical or verbally when the concerns are genuine and accurate. You must be careful that parental consent has been gained before sending this information to any agencies. If the bullying is regarding a particular issue e. The police have particular role to play.
This act forms the legal framework for child protection and is the key legislative document for children and families. Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our every day activities with children and young people in the most basic of things from health and hygiene policies i. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced. As a society and as professionals, we have a duty to protect children from harm. After reassuring the child and clarifying what has happened and explaining what action will be taken, it is important not to press for any further information or to tell them that what they say will remain confidential.
Attitudes, demeanour and language all require care and thought, particularly when staff of either sex are dealing with adolescent boys and girls. There are some situations in which this cannot be helped e. All staff has to be informed about the safety policies and procedures. And with the exception of grammar schools, who do not have to take pupils who are not up o scratch academically, schools must take all comers. Where activities include overnight stays, careful consideration needs to be given to sleeping arrangements. The essay will also discuss legislations that is important for children in relation to The Human Act 1998.
The adult has to listen to whatever the child wishes to share rather than ask questions, and has to accept what they hear without criticism. This is important as the child may need to talk to other adults about what has happened. It includes any kind of physical harm to a child or young person, which can include hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning and suffocating. The signs may include both physical and behavioural changes. It also highlights the importance of shared responsibilities as there can be many different agencies involved in dealing with each case.
D badges to identify ourselves, locks on all entrances and exits from the building as well as signing in and out of buildings. Child protection Policy is used in cases of abuse namely physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Area of knowledge 6: recognising and responding to abuse: 1. This refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. You should always act sensibly and behave reactively rather than initiating contact with children if there is nobody else around. Working in full partnership with other local agencies, following all policies and procedures. We have an accident report book that must be completed when an employee or child has been hurt.
At the national level, child death and serious case reviews are valuable sources of information when creating and reviewing national policy and practice. If the right support is out in place, one can recover even from. Policies are in place so both pupils and teachers know their boundaries. This must all be cleared and satisfactory before an employee is. Adults should not hesitate to act in an emergency and to take life- saving action in an extreme situation.
Safeguarding use to be known as child protection, it is described as a much broader range of how practitioners working with children should act when dealing with child protection issues. D badges to identify ourselves, locks on all entrances and exits from the building as well as signing in and out of buildings. By safeguarding a child or young person we ensure they get the very best of the opportunities available to them for them to achieve the best of their potential while keeping them safe from bullying, crime, accidents, neglect and abuse. Question 1b Weighting: 0 An explanation of child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. While earlier the child protection was the phrase used to encompass all welfare activities undertaken by the government led agencies to help protect children from harassment at all levels, it is safeguarding that is being used more often these days to refer to these activities.