The Department for Education has responsibilities for child protection in England. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work. There is a framework to follow which enables professionals to identify children who are at risk of
Enquiries and serious case reviews take place when a child dies subsequent to having suffered abuse and/or neglect: this is what happened in the Baby P case and in the case of Victoria Climbie, which then led to a serious shake up in the child protection system and the issuing of the Children Act 2004 and guidelines for the early years foundation stage. The Victoria Climbie case also highlighted the poor communication between agencies and that point has also consequently been addressed. The Local Safeguarding Children Board also decides if a serious case review is needed in cases where harm has come to a child through neglect and abuse.
Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the work carried out to protect children and young people who may be suffering from any form of abuse or neglect and involves working to protect them from maltreatment and the impairment of their health and development. This is done by ensuring children and young people are raised in a positive environment where they are kept safe and cared for. If parents or carers fail to provide protection or a caring environment for their children, they could be taken to court and result in the child being removed from the family home and placed into care.
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
Cultural competence is “the ability to communicate with, understand and effectively interact with people across cultures” (EYLF, 2015)
American Academy of Pediatrics. "Child Abuse and Neglect: the section of child abuse and neglect (SOCAN)." n.d. A. aap Organizaton Website. Print. 22 November 2016.
Health and Safety policy aims are to make staff aware of any health and safety issues to help mini risks and hazards to enable children to be in a safe and thriving
There are many flaws throughout the child welfare system that can hinder its overall goal of protecting children. There have been several cases in child protection that have resulted in tragedy, either within the foster care system itself, or in the child’s biological home.
Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006- this legislation replaced Childrenâ€TMs Act 1989. It reinforce the strategy role of local authorities to outline the duties related to child care which include working with NHS and Job centres; secure childcare for working parents, provide information services to parents and provide information and training for childcare providers.
This report will discuss the evidence given in Serious Case Review of Hamzah Khan, who died in 2009 in Bradford, after being starved and neglected for months by his Mother Amanda Hutton. It will highlight main failures and issues associated with safeguarding, recognizing the complexity of multiagency working, along with identification of challenges and barriers in everyday practice with children and families. It will also analyse the key recommendations from the review, making reference to safeguarding policies and procedures within Setting X, as well as developing a constructive critique of the issues that were raised. The report will make brief links to previous significant cases, underlining their influence on policy and legislation framework
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.
To conclude covering this topic of child abuse, it is important for those within and outside the social work profession to understand the guidelines of helping a potential child in danger. As mentioned before social workers are mandated reporters but not every one outside of that profession is. Any individual who witnesses or even hears of any type of child abuse has the power to greatly help or even save that child life. It is predicted that those that suffer from abuse are less likely to graduate high school, become employed, and even get married when compared to those that haven’t suffered from abuse. These children that suffer from being abused also have a higher rate of getting put in a juvenile detention center and/or even being arrested
Child Neglect- the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by a parent or by a caretaker under circumstances indicating harm or threatened harm to the child’s health or welfare. Child neglect is something different than actual abuse although some may argue it is some form of abuse, reported cases of neglect outnumbered those of physical abuse. There is that very fine line between actual neglect and poor parenting; it covers a wide range of activities, and there is no single set of factors established that clearly divides neglect and poor parenting if child neglect is detected everything must be viewed with caution. Parent that neglect their children hold a certain set of characteristics they have an inability to
Child abuse can be committed in several ways and the impact it has on the victim is extremely serious and does not only affect them in childhood but also adulthood.
Child abuse occurs when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are different forms of child abuse with the most notable four being physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect (NSPCC, 2009); however Childhelp (2015) have included exploitation as a fifth form of abuse. Child neglect is rather an act of omission, the failure to provide for the child’s basic needs. Abuse often leads to a marked change in behaviour or emotional state not explained by known stressful events in a child. As a result of abuse, a child can exhibit unexplained depression, anxiety, fearfulness, aggression or withdrawal, self-harm behaviours, running away from home or, unexplained absence from school (Al Odhayani, et al., 2013). This greatly affects the learning abilities and development of a child as it misses out on school time, develops a lack of interest in school, loses concentration in class and limited friendships. Difficulty in learning can be a result of abuse for complex reasons; much of the child's energy is directed toward surviving the abuse and coping with stress leaving little energy for learning or other typical childhood activities. In order to show how abuse affects the learning of a child, three forms of abuse namely physical, sexual