Safeguarding is the action that taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them
Every setting will have to make sure that the children are safe when entering the setting, leaving the setting. When children arrive to the setting, you will have to make sure that they enter the setting safely. When leaving the setting you as a early years practitioner has to check who is collecting the child. There even is a policy in every setting that is about parents and carers collecting their child. In this policy you must take the register so
Children are extremely vulnerable and can be exposed to all different kinds of harm on a daily basis. Due to this practitioners have to do their utmost to protect them from any risks while the child is in their care in the setting. Potential risks to children in the setting include:
Cultural competence is “the ability to communicate with, understand and effectively interact with people across cultures” (EYLF, 2015)
The childrenâ€TMs act 1989- Professionals and parents must ensure the safety of the child. The local authority has a duty of care to investigate if there is a suspected case of a child suffering from abuse. The united nations convention on the rights of the child 1989-This ensures that all children are safe
â€¢ Community services: These include choirs, clubs, sports facilities, community events and family services. Communities have much to offer children in their
If harm or abuse is suspected or alleged the child or young person has the right to be listened to, to be respected and to kept informed and be involved (where appropriate) in any decision making. â€ ̃Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.â€TM (Working Together to Safeguard Children)
It is important that children should have their physical and emotional needs met and they should feel safe and loved. If all the needs of a child are met they will grow into confident and happy adults and will meet their self actualisation. As a professional we must be aware of signs of neglect or abuse and follow guidelines set down by our place of work to report our concerns immediately. Legislation states the importance of safeguarding all children regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Children have rights and as professionals it is our duty to help them were necessary to have access their rights, this may mean at times we have to speak up for children especially those who may not be able to do so for themselves. An important part of adultâ€TMs responsibilities is at times to be an advocate for
Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004 â€“ it was established to offer legal groundwork to the Every Child Matters document for the care and support of children. These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life.
The past decades have seen rapid developments in the Local Authorities. Consequently, In the UK they have a responsibility to give accommodation to 'look after ' children who cannot live with their parents for many reasons. For example, socio-cultural reasons like abuse (domestic violence) and neglect (substance abuse). This may be for a short period of time or until they are an adult. It stands a challenge for professionals and a commitment is required when planning to meet positive outcomes for the child.
Any person working within childcare should have a clear understanding of their settings policies and procedures knowing all the rules and how to follow them appropriately so they know exactly who to turn to in any given situation.
Children Act 2004 and 2006- This law is to help improve well-being for young children, and reduce inequalities. It also helps make
Safeguarding is defined as promoting children’s welfare, providing safe and effective care, so that the children can achieve the best outcomes in life ( DfE, 2015a). Child protection is an aspect of safeguarding and it refers to protecting individual child from maltreatment.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child shows a child’s right to his or her own views in all matters and the right to the freedom of expression. This includes the right to receive and be part of information about themselves. All people around children need to make sure that rights are upheld and matters affecting children are looked after.
Since last two decades Canada being experienced softer and harder forms of neo-liberal economic impetus (McKeen, 2006). Many of these reforms targeted social benefits and divided marginalized people into deserved and undeserved category (McKeen, 2006). At a large level, social policies are shaped by the exploration of dominant ideas about a social issue. Existing political views and the interest of the dominant policy community are predominantly influencing policy making (McKeen, 2006). The mainstream discourses for solutions of social problems and policy outcomes are increasingly underrepresented and narrow down the focus of social welfare in Canada (McKeen, 2006).