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
There is DHS which is the Department of Human Services, DCFS, which is the Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Child Welfare Services, and much more. “Child Welfare Services focuses on providing services to families in order to keep children safe and build upon strengths to ensure families can be successful without government intervention. DHS, DCFS, and DHHS all provide assistants to families in which child abuse occurred to prevent
Every piece of policy has been implemented due to varying social concerns, this is not different for the BC’s CFCSA and Sweden’s SSA. These two pieces of policy act as guidelines for society's concern or “social problem” that not all parents/guardians/caregivers know how to properly bring up children and what happens when parents do not meet the guidelines that the government has given. One of the reasons why these pieces of policy has been so that they can enforce a minimum standard for how children should be raised, to help keep children out of the way of harm or from developing in an unfavorable direction (CFCSA, 1996, s. 1; Social Services Act, 2001, p. 9). When examining any form of policy, it is important to understand how the policy
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.
Anti-discriminatory practice is to help support all work with children, young people and their families. It is important that settings promote anti-discriminatory practice by offering equality of opportunity and being inclusive to all children who attend the setting. Anti-discriminatory practice is also all about the implementation of the work settings equal opportunities policy in all aspects of the setting such as the curriculum which members of staff have to follow in order to plan, deliver and evaluate daily. It is important that members of staff in a work setting make sure that each individual child has an opportunity to take part and participate in all activities whether it is indoors or outdoors in order to achieve their learning potential of what is expected of them according to their age development. It is important that when working with children all members of staff and practitioners must have a
Safeguarding is the action that taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them 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 children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. The UK has policies and laws around education, health and social welfare which cover most aspects of safeguarding and child protection. Laws ' are passed to prevent behaviour that can harm children, or require action to protect them and informs what agencies should do to play their part in keeping children safe Guidelines and procedures have been put in place for people who work with children. Any
safeguarding is that health practitioners and organisations work together and remain in contact but only discuss certain people that they are working with and only discuss certain aspects. This is important because miscommunication can lead to large discrepancies and can cause problems for the person if all aspects of their case are not informed and are up to date. One main principle when safeguarding children is to make sure that they are growing up in circumstances that allow them to feel safe and are given effective care. This is so children feel safe and comfortable in their home life so that they can flourish and grow up to fill their potential. (Care Quality Commission, 2018) We need safeguarding as a way to keep health practitioners within the legislation and so that they are giving all service users to best quality of care that they possibly can and safeguarding helps them to do this.
The attachment theory specifies that an infants and young child requires consistent relationships with people to thrive and develop. Attachment is described as a essential need with a biological basis where infants or young children need to maintain a sense of security with a specific person. Developing a secure attachment between the infant and their parents or guardian is an important part of early childhood development, due to the many things that can interfere with the development of a healthy attachment. Without a secure attachment, an infant may develop problems that can continue throughout their lives and affect the relationships with others. Approach behavior may be defined as locomotion in which a usual outcome of the distance between one person and one other specific person is observed to distinguish the distance between each individual and the attachment to one another.
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
Another example that shows the JWRC is working to stop child abductions is that they present on topics like about Jacob Wetterling, a boy who was abducted in 1989 which is also what this organization originated from. They also talk about online safety, how to report a child abduction, bullying, domestic violence, etc. (Workshops and Webcast). This shows the JWRC is working to conclude child abductions because they are not only providing free information, but they are more than willing to speak to parents about how to protect their own kids along with how to protect them. They also present to classes about how to be an overall safe child.
If a child or young person alleges harm or abuse, it is important to be aware of the school procedures to be followed for reporting concerns about that particular child. Teacher should also know how to respond if a child discloses anything serious to them. • Listen carefully- If a child talks to me about a concern, or if the child tells me about their abuse I will listen carefully and compassionately to what they tell me. • Stay Calm-It is important to stay calm and not show any extreme reaction to what the child is saying. The child is taking a risk by telling me this so I should ensure that the child 's experience of telling is a positive one.
Over the last 30 years, establishing appropriate academic taxonomy disciplines for children with disabilities has been a challenge. However, the laws governing how we teach our students with disabilities and how we instruct them throughout the day is constructed by different legislations that have shaped the very existence of Special Education programs. All laws, in general, are to protect the student and family in the public school system by providing guidelines and legal aspects of the law are upheld through the child’s Individual Education Plan/Program (IEP), and policy and procedural safeguards. These safeguards outline the very essence of situational outcomes, compliance, and the necessary procedures in place for the parent to take action against the school district
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
This starts from the Government Legislation all the way to local working. Each agency or professional would have different roles of expertise so all vulnerable children and young person will need corresponding help from education, health, child social care and also the voluntary division and most often the justice service. This is why it is important that all the different services available have good communication between each other. Safeguarding and promoting the safety of children depends on how effective partnership between agencies and professionals and all people involved in the safety of a child have a responsibility to safeguard them. The local police, visitor, GP, childminder, nursery, after school clubs, health, hospital, school,
The school have to apply the national policies which are related to children, young people and families and have a good knowledge of the policies, one of these important policies that the school have to follow is the Every Child Matters policy, for children nationally this has had great impact on them. Schools will need to create their own policies in accordance with the national guidelines, such as the safeguarding policy for children and the child protection policy, in following guidelines from the local education authorities. It is the school’s responsibility to make sure that staff, parents and carers of children and visitors are informed about the policies in school, which apply to them. The Every Child Matters policy has 5 key aims for