Values Every professional working in this field brings a set of values to their work. When facing a particularly difficult situation or a controversial conversation about a topic like family reunification, it is essential to articulate the underlying values of this work. Below are a set a values used to guide this publication: • Every member of the community deserves to be safe: This is true for the child who was harmed, the child’s family members, the adult or youth who abused, his or her family members, and the people surrounding them all. • Acknowledge the harm caused to everyone : Act of sexual abuse damagesdamage the closest relationships of the person who abused and the person who was abused. If the abuse has been perpetrated within the family, the loss of trust, intimacy, support, acceptance, and love is felt by each individual member of the family.
Empowerment Theory, It’s a process of increasing personal, interpersonal power so that children, young persons and families can take action to improve their wellbeing (Gutierrez 1999,p.229). Children and families cannot participate actively unless they are empowered. Empowerment emphasizes strength and capacities. Child perspective, this means a child friendly perspective that is informed by new approaches to the study and analysis of children and childhood (James and Prout 1990),( http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/4/893/pdf).Child must in all circumstances be seen as individuals with same rights and interests and should be given a open platform just as adults to express their views as stipulated in the convention the rights of the child
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.
This legislation is very important to protecting children. Part seven this document looked at childcare practitioners and how to do their job. This looked at the environment and the space the children need and does it have quality standards. This legislation looks at the best interest of the child in the family home and is very child centred. The Childcare Act 2006 looks at the standard of childcare services.
In P5 of my work I am going to outline and discuss the strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse.The aim of the independent safeguarding Authority (ISA) was established under the Safeguarding Groups Act 2006 to protect children and vulnerable adult to those who might abuse them. The strategy in order to achieve this is through mentoring people who seek access through their work, paid, unpaid and voluntary. As they have to be registered under the vetting and barring scheme and will be checked against one of two barred list. Reference can be defined as being information that is written by a pervious employer that tells the workplace what type of person the individual is and if their experience is valid and if they have the experience to work with vulnerable adult. If a person reference was not
1) As APN’s what can we do to support those experiencing family violence or threatening behavior? What resources are available in your community? As Advanced Practice Nurses we can support those experiencing family violence or threatening behavior by first screening patients for domestic violence so that they are properly identified, participating in preventative efforts, advocating for victims, and providing treatment measures to those effected. According Flaugher (2013) all adult patients should be routinely screened for domestic violence. It is also suggested that patients who are sexually active should be questioned directly about abuse and earlier if abuse is suspected.
- Document the incident, explaining in detail what happened and how the incident was resolved. - If the incident reoccurs, talk to the supervisor to investigate why the offending child is behaving that way towards other children. Culturally safe environment - “An environment, which is safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning together with dignity, and truly listening” (Ramsden, 1992) - POLICY NUMBER 13 SITE BEHAVIOUR CODE o Everybody has the right to feel safe all the time, this includes families, children and staff o Children and families experience varying family contexts and situations and this should be acknowledge, understood and celebrated when appropriate - At this centre we respect everybody’s culture, experiences and their identity - Every person (children, families and educators) is treated with
Child labor. A topic widely frowned upon, may be beneficial when executed properly. Employing children can possibly provide stability and safety to a child, and opportunities for their communities to advance. In its simplest form, child labor can be beneficial to communities and families when laws and rights are respected. Keeping children off of the streets is a benefit having to do with child labor.
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
Autonomy is the right of competent adults to make informed decisions about their own medical care. The principle requires informed agreement of the patient before any investigation or treatment takes place (ANA). Children should still be informed, and we should get verbal consent for assessment, but a legal guardian must also give consent. Ethical issues often arise when caring for children with psychiatric disorders because they are a vulnerable population. The UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities set out rights to be respected in child and adolescent psychiatric assessment and treatment.
If both are absent, the matter should be referred to another member of the Senior Leadership Team. • Any member of staff has an issue or concern relating to child protection, he should immediately discuss the matter with the Headteacher or Deputy Headtacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team if they are not available. • Allegations of child abuse is always be given the highest priority and referred immediately to the Headteacher. • The Headteacher will then decide on appropriate course of action based on London Borough of Hounslow’s Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People in Schools and Education Settings. Ongoing Support Following a disclosure by a child, it is important that the staff member continues in a supportive relationship with the child in the following ways: • Maintaining a positive relationship with the child.
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
The current guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people in the UK are- The childrenâ€TMs act 1989- Professionals and parents must ensure the safety of the child. The local authority has a duty of care to investigate if there is a suspected case of a child suffering from abuse. The united nations convention on the rights of the child 1989-This ensures that all children are safe and looked after at home and within a cared for setting such as school. All children have the right to be protected from any form of abuse including mental, physical, sexual, neglect, maltreatment, neglect and injury by the people looking after them. The protection of child act 1999- makes sure that all staff working within
Prevent falls at facilities • Identify residents at high risk for falling, including those having poor vision, gait disturbances, weakness, cardiovascular disease, incontinence, and a history of falls. • Include specific measures in the care plan of high-risk residents to prevent falls. • Increase the sensitivity of the entire staff to the potential for accidents within and around the facility through ongoing education programs. Each employee must play a part in noticing, reporting, and reducing potential hazards. • Assess newly admitted residents for the presence of factors that increase their risk of falls, orient them to their environment, and observe them carefully during their first two weeks at the facility.
Several organisations have been set up to assist or care for children who are primarily vulnerable; the trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefitting from, or working with, are not abused in any way through contacts with it; they have a legal duty to act cautiously and this means that they must take all realistic steps within their power to ensure that this does not happen. It is particularly important where recipients are vulnerable children in the community; trustees are expected to find out what the relevant law is, how it applies to their organisation, and to comply with it where applicable, they should also adopt best practice as far as possible. In addition the main purpose of this module is to be accountable for the