Any professional working with children or young people is responsible for the care and well being of those children. Making sure that a child is safe on or out of a school setting is of paramount importance. Not only does it make a child or young person feel safe in a learning environment but it also gives the child the security to develop and achieve from an early age. For children to be effectively protected, it is essential that everyone accepts the responsibility of their role and to also be protected in that role. E.g. when escorting a child to the toilet or a child needs to be undressed due to any accident, it is vital that another member of staff or child is present as to not allow any allegations of misconduct. Physical contact between …show more content…
Some Policies and procedures could be: Nappy changing policy and procedure Positive behaviour policy and procedure Supervision of children on outings and visits policy and procedure Safeguarding children and child protection policy and procedure Information sharing policy and procedure Whistle blowing policy and procedure Question: Question 12 Answer: Everyone who works with children and young people has a professional responsibility to report any concerns about colleagues who do not follow the safeguarding procedures. This is known as Whistle blowing-- You need to identify exactly the poor practice you have witnessed Tell your manager, senior member of staff, or safeguarding member of staff what you have witnessed. If possible put your concerns in writing with details and names, dates and places. Anyone who whistle blows has a right to legal protection. Managers have a duty to support members of staff who report any incidents of unprofessional conduct or poor practice. Anyone who is subject to an unproven allegation about abuse has the right to full protection during any investigation. Question: Question 13 Answer: In a school setting a professional can protect themselves …show more content…
Before a trip can be arranged employers must follow the necessary policies and procedures. Question: Question 14 Answer: Possible signs and indicators that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding are-- Physical abuse-- Bruises to the eyes, mouth, or ears, fingertip bruising (grasp mark), bruises of different ages in the same place. Outline bruises (hand prints, belts or shoes). Bruising on non- mobile babies. Burns, bites and scars or unusual shaped scars and fractures. Neglect--Undernourished, dirty skin and hair, dirty or soiled clothing, inappropriate clothing for the weather, hunger and stealing food, tiredness, being withdrawn, being left unsupervised and not being given any medical care. Sexual abuse--Recurrent urinary infections, genital and rectal itching and soreness, inappropriate behaviour regarding age and ability, inappropriate level of sexual knowledge, and sexual abusive behaviour toward others, lack of trust, regression, become isolated and
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The policy and procedure designed by Open Arms Urgent Care is to prevent undesired or reoccurrence behaviors from our employees that may hinder patient care or staff services. We need to protect our health care organization. Our company takes affirmative action toward employee misbehavior. The steps that follow the policy and procedure checklist are designed to take action, improve employee performance, and prevent future employee misconduct. STEP 1: WARNING
The circumstances where confidentiality can be breeched are as follows: When the child or young person has signs of abuse for example physical abuse, bullying, or neglect and when there is evidence that the child or young person is homeless. In these instances, you should first refer to the school’s child protection policy to ensure you are following the correct procedures and reporting to the correct authority. If deemed appropriate the situation has to be reported to external officials such as, social services, the Police, child’s parents and/or other teachers. As the Children Act states that children must be protected from significant harm, therefore when a child or a young person makes a disclosure the adult has to be clear to the child
Polygamy in Canada: Is It a Crime or a Protected Religious Freedom? Canada’s polygamy law, particularly as it relates to a sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), in Bountiful, British Columbia, has recently been the subject of much controversy. A case in the Supreme Court of British Columbia will soon determine whether Canada’s polygamy law is constitutional, or whether it violates section 15 of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms that guarantees “freedom from discrimination based upon religion, race, and country of origin” (Harvie 31). Currently, under section 293 of our Criminal Code, the practice of polygamy is prohibited, and is punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence (Harvie 30). On one
Schools and organisations must have a safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated regularly. This is so that staff are aware on what to do is they think a child needs protection. Safeguarding is a general term which is being used which encompasses a number of aspects of which child protection is one, overall the aim of Safeguarding is the well-being of the child. Child protection within the family environment Providing a child with a safe and healthy family environment is very important for their well-being and is seen as child protection in the sense what if the parents cannot look after the child, feed them, clothe them and keep them safe from harm within the house then this is a danger to the child’s life.
among students. safety in the school is maintained with order being kept through the assistance of hallway monitors. The school implements safety precautions with visitors by mandating visitors to check in and out of the main office. The school protects their students by keeping all school doors locked during the school hours.
School safety is a very controversial topic in the U.S. There are many cases of people questioning the safety of schools. Recent school shootings raised concerns over school safety. While this has received a lot of attention, other things such as drugs, ara problem in schools. Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools.
Teachers must feel welcomed, valued and safe in their environment. To achieve that end, the
It is mandatory for all teachers to be certified in first aid and CPR. They are window guards so that the children cannot climb out. I also, observed the things that are not safe for children. The window sills and woodwork had peering paints, cleaning supplies were not out of the reach of children and, the children are allowed to use sharp scissors.
In every school there are set policies and procedures so that all people working within the school are aware and stick to the same rules. Consistency is imperative. All adults working in the school would be : teaching staff, support staff, lunchtime supervisors, kitchen staff, governors, after school staff and temporary staff. There are many policies in schools that children and staff should be aware of.
It is a requirement of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 that employers carry out a risk assessment of the workplace. After recognising any hazards, they must then assess the risks which could arise and identify the necessary steps that should be taken to deal with them. Separate risk assessments are required for pregnant employees. The employer is also required to produce a Safety Statement for the workplace. This is a document that outlines how the company will safeguard the health and safety of employees at work and other people that visit the premises (HSA, 2016).
Feeling safe in school is something that parents shouldn’t have to worry about with their kids but it’s something that has been brought up within the past few years. Most school resource officers are placed in a middle or high school because that’s when kids begin to act out. As said in one article, “researchers have found that students and teachers in middle grades schools may be at
Here some different types of abuse: Physical Abuse, Financial or Material Exploitation, Abandonment, Psychological or Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Self-Neglect and Sexual Abuse. NCEA suggests that abuse intensifies health conditions that make it difficult for one to have the ability to make decisions. Examples of this include lack of sleep, lack of food, lack of hygiene, dehydration, a lot of improper medication or medical care, mental health issues, bed restrictions. “Mental and emotional problems may be both a cause and an effect of elder abuse. It would be hardly surprising if people living with abuse, some of which may be long term, displayed psychological effects”.
Physical Abuse: Physical Abuse is categorized as harm inflicted on a child which is non-accidental. Physical abuse can range from hitting, punching, scratching, biting, kicking, throwing, stabbing, choking, throwing, being beaten with an object or having objects thrown at them or even burning. This kind of physical abuse is generally perpetrated by the parents, care givers or family members living in the house. According to our textbook "Any injury is considered abuse regardless of whether the caregiver intended to hurt the child (CWIGW, 2013)." Neglect: Neglect is the failure of a parent, caregiver or family member to provide the child with basic living needs.
Step one to doing that is by making sure school rules and policies, are consistent with state laws. You can also include school staff, parents, and students when developing rules and policies. Giving students a role in making them can help them set their own responsibility. Parental involvement can reinforce the assurance the safety of their kid aswell. All students have the right to an educational atmosphere that is free from verbal and/or physical abuse.