Families, children and young people have the right to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. If harm or abuse is suspected or alleged the child or young person has the right to be listened to, to be respected and to kept informed and be involved (where appropriate) in any decision making. â€ ̃Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.â€TM (Working Together to Safeguard Children) The Children Act 1989 requires that local authorities give due regard to a childâ€TMs wishes when determining what services to provide.
United Nations Convention of the rights of the child 1989. They have the right to be safe and looked after and children have the right to be protected from harm, injury, exploitation by those who look after them.
• It provides guidance for HSE children and Family Services and other professionals on how to deal with and report any form of abuse in the best interest of the child. Children’s first also provide protocol for An Garda Siochana and they have a HSE Liaison. • Supervision, Support and additional guidance for HSE child protection and welfare work. • Special Considerations - Especially
Safeguarding is an important part of integrated working. When professionals work together in an integrated way, they put the individual at the centre of all activities to help identify their holistic needs earlier to improve their life outcomes. It is important to see safeguarding as part of a continuum, where prevention and early intervention can help children, vulnerable adults and families get back on track and avoid problems turning into a crisis.
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
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
The standards that will be discussed have been chosen as they are relevant to the protection of children against abuse in a care setting. The first standard to be discussed is that of Standard Four, Children’s Rights. Under Standard Four there is a procedure in place informing young people on how to make a complaint or express any concerns they may have about their care. When a young person makes a complaint either on their own or with the help of a second party they are informed as to how it will be dealt with. The appropriate persons in the Health Service Executive are immediately notified of any serious complaints.
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 framework for social work has changed many times since being introduced in 1948. Recent proposals of new registration and regulatory framework for social workers, under the new proposed children’s and Social Work Bill according to BASW (2016). There have been many enquiries into the death of children. Firstly, The Munro review of child protection 2011, with recommendations on social work training and their engagement with children. Department of Education (2011).
Following these legislation and guidelines will help you deal with any situation as everything is written in them. Every setting has to make sure that they keep up to date with the legislation and guidelines everyday. 2.3: Describe roles and responsibilities when keeping children safe. As a early years practitioner you have a responsibility to keep every child safe.
Working with numerous working agency is very essential for the protection of vulnerable adult abuse which is not possible by one agency. For enhancement in profession relating to the care of vulnerable protection from abuse local authority have to monitor it very closely with appropriate application of legislation. Organisations of Care have to be ensured about the adequate skill of their worker before going to the service. If it is not maintained there is possible to be occurred e.g. Victoria climbie and Baby p. They died in their premature age only the cause was that the care worker was not enough
It is important that we work in an integrated way with other agencies in order to offer more effective care for young children. Integrated working means that different services join together to achieve this. It is important that a range of services that may work from either their own setting or integrated into another, are able to support individual children and their families. Integrated working ensures that children can get the support the need to achieve their
Nurturing a healthy, happy environment for children is imperative for a healthy upbringing. Development, such as physical, emotional and social are focused on when protecting children and their welfare. Protecting their welfare goes beyond protecting an individual child, the welfare and safety of children is a political and social concern. ‘In England, safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is defined by the government as ‘protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care’ (Department of Education, 2013). Not only is there expected to be protection within a child’s home, school and other
Mentioned before at the beginning of this paper were some reasons why child abuse is important to the social work field. Child abuse is becoming a main career within the social work field. This type of work can range in importance from working with children and youth services, counseling and therapy, and a large amount of other ways. There are many factors that make child abuse so dangerous with the child being harmed, incidents going unreported, confidentiality purposes, and in some cases rights of privacy. These factors have their own controversies and they have their own views.