Additionally, family reunification involves the process of determining under what prescribed circumstances this contact should occur within the parameters of a clear safety plan. The ability of family members to supervise the process and of professionals to monitor each step is essential to success and the safety of everyone involved. When the person sexually abused someone outside of the home, the family reunification process may not include the child who was abused but may need to address other potentially at risk children who may or may not live within that home. Even when reunification is with the child or child’s family, additional conditions may be applied (Gilligan & Bumby,
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
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
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
Ultimately, raising children without being married can affect the child’s well-being. Infants would not know whether their parents are married or not, but they can sense their parents when they are in a bad mood. For example, infants will reveal their negative emotions such as crying and yelling (if yelling is seen in bickering of adults). Parent’s behaviors toward their child or children is important because their behaviors will reflect how a child will behave in their future. However, when children are old enough to go to school such as a child enters preschool for the first time, he or she might compare themselves to the other children in their class.
Some argue that the Foster Care system is ineffective and causes more harm than good. Children are traumatized from being moved home to home and never feel a sense of belonging. Being in the system can cause emotional, social, and life skill problems that can affect a child future. Many studies have shown that kids who are in Foster Care develop emotional, social and life skill problems that will affect them long-term, that will cause problems in their future as an adult. Some may often not be able to learn the basic life skills that will help them as a functional citizen in society.
When it comes to children and young people it is important that we secure and protect them when in the care of setting, child minders, carers, even when they are at home. The term safeguarding is meant by protecting them from any damage with an appropriate measure. Every child can be put at risk, could be hurt, could be put in awful situations that no one should ever be put in whether their race, gender, religion, Culture, environment, etc. This is why the government has put in legislation into place of the safeguarding for children and young people up to the age of 18. Safeguarding underpins and outlines the areas it supports for the children to have a healthy and safe childhood which are to protect and prevent maltreatment, ensuring the children are growing up with consistent safe and effective care, preventing any impairment of their health and/ or development, also to take necessary actions to enable the best and positive outcome for the children / young people ‘promoting children’s welfare and putting measures in place to improve
In general, the adults surrounding the vulnerable child as well as with the person who abused, need to take the lead by opening conversations about healthy relationships, healthy sexual behaviors, and what are sexually abusive behaviors. These conversations can help ensure that everyone connected to the family, either directly or indirectly, understands what happened and what needs to be done to maintain safety in the community. Once the basic information is shared, the family should discuss future family goals and be sure to incorporate these goals into the plan. The goal setting process helps the family imagine what is possible and also helps to define success for that family. If safety is truly a goal, then a family member speaking up about their concerns and the family deciding to NOT continue family reunification would be considered success because the goal of safety is reinforced.
When discussing a child’s needs or issues with other professionals, teaching assistant needs to maintain a respectful and sensitive approach. It is important to remember that the child’s family will often be experiencing concern and anxiety about their child’s additional needs, and while honest communication is important, this must be approached thoughtfully. -Helping other professionals to access the communication and interaction with a child’s family. In some instance,s child care professionals may be the first to identify concerns about an aspect of a child’s health, development or wellbeing. When this occurs, teaching assistant should help child care professionals who should communicate honestly and sensitively with the child’s family about their concerns or observations and, if appropriate, provide the family with practical guidance about how they might contact other professionals for further support or
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.
Responding to the evidence of safeguarding concerns it is extremely important for every one wo work with children or young people to fully understand their own responsibilities in relation to safeguarding issue one of the most important thing to remember is that if you ever have a concern about the welfare of child or young person you should always make those concerns know to an appropriate person. In most work situation that will be your manager or supervisor local safeguarding children board and statuary or organisation with operate with each local area to ensure the services co-operated promote the welfare of child and young person. Many children living is abusive or harmful situation or in constant state to anxiety and fear.it can be therefore
If a child or young person alleges harm or abuse, it is important to be aware of the school procedures to be followed for reporting concerns about that particular child. Teacher should also know how to respond if a child discloses anything serious to them. • Listen carefully- If a child talks to me about a concern, or if the child tells me about their abuse I will listen carefully and compassionately to what they tell me. • Stay Calm-It is important to stay calm and not show any extreme reaction to what the child is saying. The child is taking a risk by telling me this so I should ensure that the child 's experience of telling is a positive one.
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
EVERY CHILD MATTERS, 2003 It deal with well-being of children and young people from birth to 19. Children welfare is paramount. Every child matters legislation apply to every child, whatever their background or circumstances, children should healthy, stay safe from harm or abuse, enjoy and achieve their goals in life. Make positive and healthy contribution and experience economic well-being. Any organisation working with children and young adult must work together to safeguard children in all ways.
The study also found that positive parenting may moderate children’s association with intimate partner violence. The results from this study show that it is imperative that parents practice positive parenting and children not be exposed to situations where violence or abuse take places because these can cause profound effects on children psychologically, whether it is dealing with stress, coping with trauma, perceiving threats, hyperarousal, avoidance, fear, security, interpersonal relationships, and negative self-attributions. All of these things can follow and often do follow children into adulthood. Also, children may repeat the same cycle they experienced with their own