Explain the importance of demonstrating anti-discriminatory/anti-bias practice when working with children and young people: The importance of demonstrating anti-discriminatory/anti-bias in a work setting is to help prevent discrimination towards any individual children, members of staff or parents and to help promote equal opportunities. By helping to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunities we are making sure that all members of staff, children, parents and other professionals who enter the work setting are treated equally and fairly and in an unbiased way. All work settings should have policies, procedures and strategies which demonstrate how a positive and inclusive attitude should be towards all individuals that attend the setting regardless to their age, gender, race, culture or disability. By showing this type of positive attitude each individual within the wor setting
The appropriate persons in the Health Service Executive are immediately notified of any serious complaints. Complaints made by young people are recorded and a clear conclusion is made. In relation to the protection of the child or young person this standard is beneficial as it is a procedure that is made aware to them and if they need assistance they know that they can seek it. Having knowledge that this procedure is in place and that they have the right to speak out may encourage children that could be suffering from abuse to come forward as they realise that the reason behind this standard is to protect themselves if they feel that something is wrong (Department for Health and Children
I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening. I have worked to safeguard children and promote their welfare, which includes protecting them from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development; and making sure they grow up in circumstances that allow safe and effective care. I work in partnership with service users to support social integration, empowering them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting health outcomes, resilience, peer support, employment opportunities and self-determination. I am excited at the possibility to develop new skills, undertake more training and willing to take on any new challenge such as urine screening and handling body fluid
The UNCRC known as the UN Convention on the Rights of the child. According to McPartland(2013,P.14)”In essence the convention on the rights of the child sates that children have basic human rights ;to survival; to develop to their fullest potential; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation and to participate fully in family cultural and social life”. This convention has four main principles for children these are Non-discrimination, to support the best intrest of the child, for the child to have a right to life, development and survival and last to respect the view of the child. The Childcare Act 1991. This legislation is very important to protecting children.
Listening to children 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. Children can experience worries at home, at school or with their peers and children need to talk about their issues. Parents, professionals and practitioners need to pay attention not only to what children say, but also what they are saying.
A positive approach should always be taken when discussing what is happening to allow a child to talk about their feelings towards the move and to ask any questions if they feel it necessary. This allows the practitioner to address any concerns the child may have early on the reduce their anxiety or worry. Communicating with the parents about the worries a child has is important as they can then be addressed both in the setting and at home to make sure they are eradicated before the transition begins. Theories of attachment John Bowlby: stated that a child is influenced mostly by their primary carer, usually the mother. He said
It is important for the children to feel comfortable and safe. If the activity that they are doing reminds them of something that has happened to them then immediate care and support must be provided to the child. If the children are playing nicely with one another and then a child begins to hit or kick another child then that child that is hurting the other must be removed from the situation as they are causing a barrier towards play based learning. With play based learning it is important that it not cause any harm towards the children and must be health and safety checked beforehand. Therefore, we have a risk assessment to check before the childcare sector opens for the children and parents to enter as well as tidying up constantly.
- Document the incident, explaining in detail what happened and how the incident was resolved. - If the incident reoccurs, talk to the supervisor to investigate why the offending child is behaving that way towards other children. Culturally safe environment - “An environment, which is safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning together with dignity, and truly listening” (Ramsden, 1992) - POLICY NUMBER 13 SITE BEHAVIOUR CODE o Everybody has the right to feel safe all the time, this includes families, children and staff o Children and families experience varying family contexts and situations and this should be acknowledge, understood and celebrated when appropriate - At this centre we respect everybody’s culture, experiences and their identity - Every person (children, families and educators) is treated with
When designing a curriculum or interacting, this sensitive issue needs to be considered carefully as to not offend or exclude a child or family of Indigenous background. It is important to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Educators must value differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities by actively seeking information from children, families and the community, about their cultural traditions, customs and beliefs, use resources that reflect the diversity. Educators are a role model and treat all children equally and encourage them to treat each other with respect and
It is important that as practitioners, we are reflective in our practice, especially when children are developing, as we also need to develop too. By having a reflective practice, we are able to look back and see what we would do differently and why, maybe look if any theorists could be referred to within our practice. By being reflective, we are able to ensure that we are developing our provision, which will then result in the children in our care having the best opportunities, as we will look back to make sure that everyone's needs are being met, and if not, research into how we can do so next time. It's also important that as practitioners, we are reflective with our own practice, and our settings practice. By reflecting, we can see both the strengths and weaknesses of my self, and other practitioners within the setting, and also the policies and procedures we follow.
It would make it easy for the children and foster parents to connect. They need to prioritize kinship care and make foster homes a last resort. This will allow children to remain in a comfortable environment. At least in kinship care, they are placed under the care of someone they already know and are comfortable with. This makes their transition
Several organisations have been set up to assist or care for children who are primarily vulnerable; the trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefitting from, or working with, are not abused in any way through contacts with it; they have a legal duty to act cautiously and this means that they must take all realistic steps within their power to ensure that this does not happen. It is particularly important where recipients are vulnerable children in the community; trustees are expected to find out what the relevant law is, how it applies to their organisation, and to comply with it where applicable, they should also adopt best practice as far as possible. In addition the main purpose of this module is to be accountable for the
Not only should the teachers be trained, I feel as though the kids should be too. If they feel as though someone is trying to recruit them or one of their friends, they should feel safe enough to either tell their parent, teacher or law enforcement. If school systems were to learn and follow some of the guidelines for preventing gang activity, they would feel safer and confident when protecting them and the
The current guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people in the UK are- 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 and looked after at home and within a cared for setting such as school. All children have the right to be protected from any form of abuse including mental, physical, sexual, neglect, maltreatment, neglect and injury by the people looking after them. The protection of child act 1999- makes sure that all staff working within
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