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.
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
This is not the case, although there can be an overlap between the two they are not the same thing. When we talk about a child being Disabled we are talking about them having a physical impairment that hinders them or a mental impairment, and although both of these can lead to developmental delays it does not mean a child has special educational needs. “research suggests that about 6-7% of children are disabled. Children and young people with the most complex needs will require specialist services. They will require support with their health, education or physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development due to disabilities including: • Multiple and complex health needs or chronic illness • Sensory impairment such as hearing loss, visual impairment or deaf/blindness • A significant and long term learning difficulty • A physical disability • Autistic spectrum disorder • A severe communication disorder, or • A
ABSTRACT The term, ‘children with disabilities’ refers to children up to the age of 18 who have ‘long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.’ Such children are often marginalized and experience widespread violations of their rights. The exclusion of these children from the mainstream society makes them even more vulnerable and hence unable to enjoy a life of dignity and individuality. Factors like poverty; isolation; lack of support and infrastructural facilities further vitiate the conditions of these children.
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
In quality child care settings child care professionals ensure that the daily program and experiences cater to the needs and interests of all children, including those who have additional needs. The term ‘additional needs’ is used to identify a range of conditions that require and qualify for special support, and it may include children who have behaviour, learning or speech difficulties, giftedness, physical disability or health issues such as allergies or chronic illness. Children with additional needs also frequently receive support or therapy from other professionals such as social workers, psychologists, occupational or speech therapists or health care professionals. It is important that whenever possible, child care professionals work
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.
Furthermore, it was interesting that empathy, or a lack of, is socialized through emulation of parental behaviour and can be seen so early in childhood. This was demonstrated by children reacting to others’ distress in the same manner to which their caregiver reacted to the child’s
The term ‘safeguarding’ is broader than the one ‘child protection’. While safeguarding includes the promotion of the welfare of children and their protection from harm in general, child protection is part of this too but refers to the action in which to take if a child is at immediate risk of abuse or neglect. Safeguarding strategies are put in place to prevent neglect and abuse from happening and includes the protection of children from maltreatment, an impaired health and development and unsuitable care. This means having strategies put in place to help children have the best outcomes of growing up with a consistent provision of effective care. Child protection is a term used in cases where safeguarding strategies have failed and damaged
The authors point out that this great pressure on young people to prove their worth can push them into perfectionism that may lead to mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. A perfectionist's need for validation or approval can create a "psychological turmoil" when it is not met because they view failure, or even some mistakes, as being unworthy. Perfectionism in Younger Children Young adults are not the only ones susceptible to perfectionism. Even children of younger years may start exhibiting perfectionist
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
A Brief Description of the four (4) key goals of Child Welfare Services The first goal of child welfare services is to maintain the security of young individuals (Pecora & Harrison-Jackson, 2016). They further reported that mistreatment have a damaging effect on young people’s reasoning, feelings, and bodily progress.
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
safeguarding and welfare requirement for the EYFS this includes and entails, this gives details of the guidance available to childcare providers, this guidance is given to ensure that all children have their needs met to a high standard. this includes,; child protection and what we can do to protect the children in the care , suitable people includes those deemed appropriate to work with children by the requirements. , staff qualifications what qualifications are needed to work with children , training what training staff need to help improve the standards of care and what support and training are available, key persons and what their responsibilities are to best help the Childs development , staff; child ratios and what the ratios are appropriate
The most important current legislation and regulation in UK are Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004, Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006 and Lord Lamingâ€TMs report. It means that all professionals and everyone who is care of children and young people must be aware of the legal aspects. It also gives guidelines to schools and agencies how to deal with problems and issues relating to children. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004 â€ “ it was established to offer legal groundwork to the Every Child Matters document for the care and support of children.