Partnership working means that, all agencies and professionals work together to safeguard children. Each professional or agency will have a different role to play but each of them is all as important. Good communication between them all is vital and failing to do so could mean that a child who is suffering will be left unnoticed. Police, health visitors, GP, hospitals, child minders, nursery, school, after school clubs, leisure clubs, social workers, family, friends, neighbours and the local community are all responsible for safeguarding children before it reaches crisis point Question: Question 9 Answer: Children 's Social Care When a child has been harmed or abused the head teacher will be the first person to deal with it, she then has a …show more content…
Where an adult offender is assessed as presenting a risk of serious harm to children, the offender manager should develop a risk management plan and supervision plan that contains a specific objective to manage and reduce the risk of harm to children. In preparing a sentence plan, offender managers should consider how planned interventions might bear on parental responsibilities and whether the planned interventions could contribute to improved outcomes for children known to be in an existing relationship with the offender. Youth Offending Teams YOTs are multi-agency teams responsible for the supervision of children and young people subject to pre-court interventions and statutory court disposals. They are therefore well placed to identify children known to relevant organisations as being most at risk of offending and to undertake work to prevent them offending. YOTs should have a lead officer responsible for ensuring safeguarding is at the forefront of their business. Under section 38 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, local authorities must, within the delivery of youth justice services, ensure the â€ ̃provision of persons to act as appropriate adults to safeguard the interests of children and young persons detained or questioned by police officersâ€TM. …show more content…
Services that may be provided, in liaison with local authority childrenâ€TMs social care services, include the provision of reports for court, and direct work with children, parents and families. Services may be provided either within general or specialist multi-disciplinary teams, depending on the severity and complexity of the problem. In addition, consultation and training may be offered to services in the community â€“ including, for example, social care schools, primary healthcare professionals and nurseries. Question: Question 10 Answer: Ensuring children and young peopleâ€TMs safety and welfare in the work setting is an essential part of safeguarding. While children are at school, practitioners act in â€ ̃loco parentisâ€TM while their parents are away. As part of their legal and professional obligations, practitioners hold positions of trust and a duty of care to the children in their school, and therefore should always act in their best interests and ensure their safety. The Children Act 2004 came in with the Every Child Matters (ECM) guidelines and greatly impacted the way schools look at the care and welfare of pupils. Children and young people should be helped to learn and thrive and be given the opportunity to achieve the five basic outcomes: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a
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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
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
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.
CHILDREN FIRST (2011) The Children first National Guidance for the protection and welfare of children and the accompanying child protection and Welfare Practice Handbook set out clearly how children should be protected. It ensures that all children are protected in all aspects of their lives where they live, learn, pray and play and that no child will ever be harmed and neglected. The key areas in the guidelines are as follows: • Definitions and Recognition of Child Abuse – It provides a basis for reporting concerns and standing reporting procedure. • Interagency Co-operation - Roles and responsibilities of organisations and personnel working with children.
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
When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including; Working together to safeguard children (2013)- This policy sets out guidelines of how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. As well as laying out these guidelines, the document also provides a summary of: The nature of child abuse and neglect and the impact it may have on children and young people. How to operate the best practice in child protection procedure.
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
The Department for Education has responsibilities for child protection in England. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work. There is a framework to follow which enables professionals to identify children who are at risk of
Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line who policies and procedures of own setting. If a child alleges harm or abuse it is vital that the person that they tell are trained to deal with this effectively so that the child can be reassured that they have done the right thing and that the allegation can be acted upon. The school at which I work provides regular Safeguarding training to all staff which refers to policies such as Keeping Children Safe in Education, as well as providing practical advice to all staff in the event of a disclosure.
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. Education Act 2002 governing bodies, head teachers, local education authority and those who work in schools to work together ensure the safeguard of children and are free from harm. Children Act 2006 out organisations working with children their duties and expectation work together to safeguard children. Children Act 1989 Parent and professionals looking after children ensure the safety of children Protection of children Act 1999 legislations to ensure a system is in place to list individuals who are unsuitable to work with children do not gain employment.
1. Know about legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety. 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety. Children Act 1989 This act was bought about to simplify the laws that protect children by bringing private and public law together.
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
Custody sentences are for punishment, rehabilitation and education, however, there are different views to youth imprisonment. Some critics say if you commit a crime you should take responsibility and jail will give you a ‘short sharp shock’ and you will receive rehabilitation. Whilst some say it is damaging to children and would lead to further reoffending once they are out due to learning crimes off other criminals. Evidence does suggest that children who have more than one risk factor present are more than likely to be involved in criminal activities (Hopkins Burke, 2016 p. 232). There are three penal institutions sometimes called secure estates - local authority secure children's homes, secure training centres and young offender’s institutes.
Standardisation of policy and practice needed nationally. - The need for a system to hold agencies to account and to clarify their roles and responsibilities. - The need for a statutory requirement for agencies to participate in order to ensure that sufficient priority is accorded to adult protection issues. - The need to give adult protection equivalent status to child protection. There can be a difference in views from those held by professionals about the meaning of the term ‘adult protection’, with little overall awareness of the systems relating to adult protection that exist.
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.