There are several organisations that will be involved when a child has been harmed or abused for example, police, schools, psychologist, GP, health visitor, NSPCC, probation service. All of them will have roles and responsibilities to ensure the child is protected and devise a plan to ensure the child safety. A few responsibilities are as follows; Police: The police have legislation to adhere to to protect the children. Children have the right to be fully protected (Children’s Act 2004 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children). They can investigate child abuse cases as they have specialist training.
This means they are responsible for the safety of children, young people and also the staff. There should be a clear ‘lines of responsibility’ for all workers etc to read in order for them to know who they must report to with any important information and to be accountable for. 1.2- Explain how to monitor and maintain the awareness of risks and hazards- It is important that we maintain a safe environment in order to be aware and prevent accidents that may occur depending on the following factors: 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
Disabled children have the same rights as any other child to feel safe and be protected from harm. According to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ “Safeguards for disabled children are essentially the same as for non-disabled children. Particular attention should be paid to promoting high standards of practice and a high level of awareness of the risks of harm, and strengthening the capacity of children and families to help themselves.” Disabled children are increasingly vulnerable to abuse and neglect which is why attention should be paid to their well-being. The guidance ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’ gives professionals advice on the indicators of abuse or neglect. According to ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’, indicators that a disabled child is being neglected or abused can be, “A bruise in a site that might not be of concern on an ambulant child, such as the shin, might be of concern on a non-mobile child, Not getting enough help with feeding leading to malnourishment, Poor toileting arrangement or Lack of stimulation” The guidance ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’ is effective as it gives EYPs a view on how to safeguard children with additional needs as they are at an increased risk of neglect and abuse due to their vulnerability.
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.
This goes with every child matters the main purpose of this child act legislation is to protect the child who's at significant risk of harm or the family that needs help with the situation. The children or young people being health which involves being mentally, physically and emotionally healthy as well as living a healthy lifestyle.The local authority needs to ensure whether the child is harmed or abused if that’s the case they need to protect the child immediately. Also, the data protection act 1998 this right secures the children and young people's personal information from being exploited and controls how the information is used. But it's acceptable to reveal the information if the child or young people are at risk of being
While it is tricky to prioritize one risk factor above another, we identified that it is crucial that all available evidences are considered in developing a sustaining approach to practice in the area of children in care. Specifically, our intended evidence-based model should contribute to the formulation of placement stability practice in the real by integrating dynamic interactions in its formation. We considered dynamic interaction to mirror the real world instead of developing a mix and balance between risk and protective influences thus making the model static and nonresponding to different situations in the real
When designing a curriculum or interacting, this sensitive issue needs to be considered carefully as to not offend or exclude a child or family of Indigenous background. It is important to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Educators must value differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities by actively seeking information from children, families and the community, about their cultural traditions, customs and beliefs, use resources that reflect the diversity. Educators are a role model and treat all children equally and encourage them to treat each other with respect and
Summarise the main points of legislation and proceedures covering Confidentiality Data protection Disclosure of information When joining a school you must be aware of the legislation and procedures covering these topics and be kept up to date with them. Each pupilâ€TMs individual needs and rights as a person is important and they need to be kept safe as their welfare is a priority. All staff have taken and passed their disclosure and barring service DBS. And the school has procedures to prevent unauthorised persons entering the premises. The staff are safeguarding trained and are aware of all procedures and only the appropriate people have access to confidential records.
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.
We need to start being careful and must ensure that we ourselves take care of our surroundings and make sure that our environment is safe too. Also, we need to teach our young ones what is better for them to make sure they do not create any problems for themselves that might be dangerous in the future and might lead to a huge loss of something or someone. We need to be familiar with the new things happening or the new trend being followed such as, which application is being used the most, so that we can overcome with a solution to a problem that might occur (De Loatch 2015). We should always try to keep that small device called cell phone away from us, or not have it connected to the Internet when we go out. We must be careful and not let technology warp our memory.
In the report he mainly recommends that social services and other professionals are given appropriate training to do their job in correct manner. Like this the informations which are related to childâ€TMs safety are correctly handled and shared between agencies to promote childrenâ€TMs welfare. All schools in England apart from the main legislation (which I mentioned above) must follow policies and procedures set by their Local Safeguarding Children Boards. I can mentioned for example Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families 2000 (providing understanding and recording what happening to CYP within their families) or Working Together to Safeguard
There are many different principles and values that should be supported and understood by the setting when dealing with a child with such specific needs. When dealing with such a transition it is vital the setting co-inside with the main principles and values involving such things as that the practice is a child centred one and that the child’s wellbeing is always paramount. The setting must always support and uphold the rights of the child and as the child is disabled they must also ensure the Disability Discrimination Act is also followed within the setting with regards to the child who is wheelchair bound, the child will also have to be involved in the setting by their key worker and the other professionals present in order for the child to feel part of the class. They can achieve this by ensuring the child takes part in such sessions as physical education with their