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 …show more content…
Lord Laming produced a report called Every Child Matters which should ensure that each child should have their basic needs met i.e. food, water, warmth, be loved, feel safe respected and able to reach their full potential. The report has 5 outcomes: â€¢ being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle â€¢ staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect â€¢ enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood â€¢ making a positive contribution: being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour â€¢ Economic well-being: not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life. The needs and views of the child must not go un-noticed by putting the needs of the adult first. The wishes and feelings of the child should be a priority. 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
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Task 2 2.1 Explaining the implementation of policies e.g. confidentiality, every child matters; legislation- Care Act 2014, regulations by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and codes of practice that are relevant to Rachel finding a care home for her mother Current Policies e.g. Confidentiality and every child matters Act- the every child matters involves the health and social care workers ensuring that all the young people and children achieve the five outcomes that include being healthy, stay safe, to make positive contribution, enjoy and achieve the economic well being (Goodpaster and Nash, 2000). Confidentiality policy ensures that personal information is not accessed by the unauthorised persons. These policies will thus assure that Rachel his young person’s rights are respected and he mother’s confidential
‘Having a voice, having a choice’. Children have the right to take part not only giving opinions but choosing their agenda and making their own decisions. Children and young people’s participation is to make sure that all views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, to make sure they are supported in making positive contribution to their schools and local community. It is important to focus on all of the rules relating to child protection and safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. It is important that all children and young people are involves ad take part in a wide range of decision making
All children must have their personal needs met by Practitioners. The care towards a child’s learning is crucial for their academic mindset; children must be challenged with work to improve their intelligence in the future. However, they must be helped if there is a gap in their learning development. It’s important to identify the care a child needs; this may be speech therapy or extra maths sessions. For Practitioners there are guidelines to suggest to them what levels the children are working at this is called the ‘Early Years Outcomes Guidance’ this will go on their reports and later help the teachers/practitioners/parents challenge their child to their full potential.
The representatives that influence the wider sector of childcare are: government departments, professional bodies i.e. Ofsted, trade unions, sector skills and regulatory bodies. The government has a department called the LSCB which stands for the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards which first started back in 2004. The role and responsibilities for this department is to ensure that the LSCB should be local for everyone. The responsibility for the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board is to work with other LSCB’s in ensuring and promoting safeguarding for the children. They have a responsibility to keep a high standard of child safety and so by doing this have high standards for safeguarding.
It is not just protecting children against abuse and neglect, but also to help a child to achieve their best, giving them the opportunities, nurturing and providing facilities along with keeping them safe. It is our responsibility to keep children safe such as, accidents while at school. Protecting them from bullying ensuring children can feel safe while at school and being approachable and someone for them to talk to with any concerns or problems. Regular talks during school, to explain and reinforce the consequences of bullying/cyberbully, verbal and physical abuse is not tolerated.
Safeguarding is an umbrella term that involves everything we do in the setting to insure children and young people are kept safe and healthy. The local education authority is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of children and young people but safeguarding should and must be the concern of everyone in the community. All public services, not just those that provide services to children and young people have a role in safeguarding children and young people. The 2008 Statutory Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is underpinned by the positive outcomes of Every Child Matters and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (UN,1989) which places a duty of care on Early Years Practitioners and Managers to Safeguard
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
The roles and responsibilities of different agencies and practitioners working to with children and young people. The role of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB’s) The process to
The Every Child Matters policy applies to the welfare of children and young people aged 0- 19 years of age. It was established on the thought that every child should receive sufficient support throughout their years regardless of their status, circumstances or background. There are five key principles to the policy which the government think children should be supported with, which are to be healthy, to stay safe, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and lastly to achieve economic wellbeing. There are five key principles to the policy which the government think children should be supported with, which are to be healthy, to stay safe, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and lastly to achieve economic wellbeing.
Child protection is an aspect of safeguarding and it refers to protecting individual child from maltreatment. Professionals in Setting X are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse that are identified in document Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 as physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. Knowing about the forms of abuse allows the practitioner to identify them and report to stop the abuse from happening. Other forms of abuse according to NSPCC (2016a) are also Bullying, Female Genitals Mutilation (FGM), child grooming, child trafficking and online abuse.
The current risk assessment process reinforces the idea that once the risk is identified or properly addressed, the children are safe and prevented from future risk. It also broadens the false notion that child welfare means protection of the children rather than providing support to the children and
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.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf This part of the EYFS means that failing to communicate and sharing information means that the child’s needs will not be met. The EYFS was updated to add more attention on working with parents and other professionals in order to meet every child’s needs. It is important to share the ongoing observations made by the key person of the child and tracking so the
Models of child protection Two broad approaches have emerged in the context of child protection they are; vertical and horizontal approach. Vertical approach is understood as one that observes classes of vulnerable children independently from each other and it has been criticised by Wulczyn et al (2010) because it often results in a fragmented child protection response that is marked by numerous inefficiencies. For example, strategies that target sexually abused children can focus on addressing the immediate safety needs of these children forgetting other children who might be vulnerable though not through sexual abuse. Wulczyn et al (2001) guided by Convention on the Rights of the Child (2010), argue that Horizontal approach to OVCs seem to be more essential in helping vulnerable children across all vulnerabilities they might find themselves in. The approach do not treat children vulnerabilities as independent from each other or rather single issues but it observes all different systems that are causing children to be vulnerable without
EVERY CHILD MATTERS, 2003 It deal with well-being of children and young people from birth to 19. Children welfare is paramount. Every child matters legislation apply to every child, whatever their background or circumstances, children should healthy, stay safe from harm or abuse, enjoy and achieve their goals in life. Make positive and healthy contribution and experience economic well-being. Any organisation working with children and young adult must work together to safeguard children in all ways.