from harm. The Children 's Act of 1998 put procedures in place that mean local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom have been given specific duties to ensure
There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations.
A child protection worker is assigned. The person who reported the suspicion is interviewed. The child protection worker views CAS records for past or present contact with the child, family and/or the alleged abuser. The child protection worker sees the child to evaluate his/her immediate safety. The child’s parent/caregiver is interviewed by the child protection worker (with police, if suitable), unless the parent/caregiver is the alleged abuser. The alleged offender is interviewed by police first. The child protection worker may, when fitting, interview the alleged abuser (Rimer, 2003).
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:
Every setting will have to make sure that the children are safe when entering the setting, leaving the setting. When children arrive to the setting, you will have to make sure that they enter the setting safely. When leaving the setting you as a early years practitioner has to check who is collecting the child. There even is a policy in every setting that is about parents and carers collecting their child. In this policy you must take the register so
Child welfare is used to describe a set of services put in place to protect children and enhance family stability. The services include the investigation of reports of child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption services, and services designed to support vulnerable families so they can remain unhurt. The main belief behind child welfare programs is that, depending on circumstances within each individual case, the interests of the child might be safer by removing children from the care of one’s parents and placing them into state custody. Although removing a child from the situation of abuse and neglect, there are also serious consequences to these actions. Children form a natural bond with their parents even in poor situations and when this
The environment- When children attend a setting or a house that may not be for children they are going to come across more hazards than they usually do as child aware places are more aware and take out health and safety precautions. These may be trailing wires, loose rugs, cupboards with no locks, no baby gates etc. These are not thought of being made safely secured as children are not usually within the
As a service we have to comply with these regulations and by having regular meetings such as health and safety, infection control, checks being carried out such as fire compliance, having designated first aiders, file audits, medication audits, live staff observations and regular supervisions to not only provide support to staff and identify any training or support needs but also to highlight any areas that are of concern that could have a detrimental impact on our service
The Children Act 1989 requires that local authorities give due regard to a childâ€TMs wishes when determining what services to provide.
promote childrenâ€TMs welfare. The work of the LSCB is based on the Childrenâ€TMs Act 204, which provid the framework for the protection and care of all children, later supplemented by the document
Children Act 2004 and 2006- This law is to help improve well-being for young children, and reduce inequalities. It also helps make
able to speak out and have their views heard. The national Standards for the provision of childrenâ€TMs advocacy 2002 is this standard. This affects day to day work you need to know how to access advocacy services should a child require it and a child can request that you act as an advocate for them and in that case you will need to know where to look for support from the advocacy services. Supporting children and young people and others who may be expressing concerns
There is something particularly unique about a child 's innocence and unconditional love. They are completely oblivious to the world 's issues and only see the good in others. No matter how hard we look, these qualities are hard to find. Sometimes we even forget that they still exist in our world.
In their study of childcare practices in Ghana, Nti and Lartey (2008:94) indicated that the quality of childcare practices is important for child nutrition. They assess the quality of childcare practices by considering household and personal hygiene practices, child immunization status, child dietary diversity and caregiver responsiveness. Nti and Lartey (2008:98) reported a significant correlation between good caregiver hygiene practices with child nutritional status and morbidity. Hygiene practices included child, mother and environmental cleanliness. They found that children with more active caregivers who were more likely to complete their children’s immunization schedules, encourage the child to eat and offer more food were more likely to have improved child nutritional status than less active caregivers. Therefore, Nti and Lartey (2008:93) indicate that more active caregiving such as feeding is positively associated to nutritional status thus quality of childcare practices is important for the improvement of child nutrition.
Due to the different development of child’s difficulties, the role of the psychologists in their daily work with children involves very different approaches and ways of working with children and their parents. Working with preschool children a psychologist has a responsible task primarily in support, observation, evaluation and identification of early childhood development and early intervention, and takes appropriate measures in line with individual needs, interests and abilities of a child. In time we are working on establishing a relationship of trust and gain knowledge of the specific characteristics and needs of the child, and also increase the quality of the collaboration between teachers, professionals and parents. The psychologist should