Child protection comes under the wider banner of safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and young people. The term child protection tends to be used in regards to suspected harm or abuse of a child or young person. The term safeguarding refers to a safe working practice and ensuring that children and young people are kept safe and free from any form of significant harm. Safeguarding requires all agencies working with children, young people and their families to take reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimized
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is part of the child protection. Children who are suffering from forms of abuse or neglect are protected by child protection which is referred to the activity that is taken place. Children and young people who have had an upbringing of positive circumstances and are free from maltreatment and preventing impairment should be provided with a safe and caring environment. Parents or carers could be taken to court if they do not care or protect their children so that the children are removed from their home and will be placed in the care of other people.
Nurturing a healthy, happy environment for children is imperative for a healthy upbringing. Development, such as physical, emotional and social are focused on when protecting children and their welfare. Protecting their welfare goes beyond protecting an individual child, the welfare and safety of children is a political and social concern. ‘In England, safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is defined by the government as ‘protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care’ (Department of Education, 2013). Not only is there expected to be protection within a child’s home, school and other
An essay on the protection of vulnerable children in Policing. There have been many failures to detect child abuse at an early stage in the past, which have affected the reputation of police in child protection practise. The discussion will include opportunities for early intervention, identifying significant harm, the paramountcy principle from the police perspective, multi-agencies, local authority and historical cases and working models linking to the scenario. Child abuse was first discovered in 1960s in the USA but was later imported into UK by the NSPCC and other social work and health professionals. Kate, W. and Adrian L. James (2007).
Safeguarding is the action that taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. The Children 's Act of 1998 put procedures in place that mean local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom have been given specific duties to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. The UK has policies and laws around education, health and social welfare which cover most aspects of safeguarding and child protection. Laws ' are passed to prevent behaviour that can harm children, or require action to protect them and informs what agencies should do to play their part in keeping children safe Guidelines and procedures have been put in place for people who work with children.
Each day, the safety and well-being of children across the Nation are threatened by child abuse and neglect. Intervening effectively in the lives of these children and their families are not the sole responsibility of any agency, but rather the safety and the care of the children in need. Child Protective Services (CPS) was created by law to make sure children are safe and to help families create a safe environment for their children. When investigating a report of abuse or neglect, CPS seeks active involvement from the children’s parents and other family members to help solve issues that lead to abuse or neglect. The objective of CPS is to reunify parents and children whenever possible, and if reunification is not possible, CPS will seek to
I am currently working for the drug and alcohol service Blenheim CDP, as part of the Insight team, volunteering in a multicultural and busy area of London. I work independently and as a team to support individuals and their families with issues caused by substance misuse. I provide screening, assessments, risk assessments; implementing, monitoring and reviewing SMART care plans. I build therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries with clients to deliver tailor-made packages of care using a strengths-based approach. I create supportive solutions by listening to their needs and looking further than their health requirements, working holistically to assist them with wider issues, such as employment, mental health and housing.
Introduction Child Protection Service practice is a concept and technique that has widely been established and integrated into the social work education and practice. This has long been the foundation of social work practice, many scholars thought and encourage its use in practice when working with children and families, in several types of settings. The Child Protection Service Practice Model provides a framework for guiding social workers in developing, implementing, and evaluating work efforts. This paper will look at how social workers Provides Protective services for their clients relating to profession of social work Ethic and theories. I will also explore the ethical theory in the Ministry of Social Service (MSS), as well as how, these
Social Welfare Policy and Child Protection – Strength and Limitations 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).
1.1: List current legislation and guidelines relating to the health and safety of children Laws relating to health and safety in the childcare setting: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Data Protection Act 1998 Children Act 1989, 2004 Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety) Order 2005 Health and Safety ( First Aid) Regulations 1981 Childcare Act 2006 Healthy and Safety at work Act 1974 Personal Protective Equipment at work 1992 2.1: Identify policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of children 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.