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.
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
I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening. I have worked to safeguard children and promote their welfare, which includes protecting them from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development; and making sure they grow up in circumstances that allow safe and effective care. I work in partnership with service users to support social integration, empowering them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting health outcomes, resilience, peer support, employment opportunities and self-determination. I am excited at the possibility to develop new skills, undertake more training and willing to take on any new challenge such as urine screening and handling body fluid
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.
Angela Jones 1.1- Describe factors to take into account when planning the areas safely: When planning a safe area for children it is important that factors are considered in order to make it a healthy and safe environment for all children and young people. It is important that all planning is related to the needs of each individual child or young person. Having a safe environment is important because it lowers the risk of any children or young people as well as adults from getting injured. When in a work setting it is important to assess all risks of children’s safety to ensure that they get minimised so no incidents get caused. Specific needs- It is important that all children and young people who have specific needs such as a physical disability or sensory impairment etc must have full access to all available activities.
Young people feel safe and parents and professionals concur with this view overall. This is due to the action taken by staff to protect young people from risks associated with child sexual exploitation and radicalisation. Young people have significantly reduced the occasions that they go missing from the home, which maximises their safety because staff know where they are and can monitor them. When young people have left the home without authority, staff search for them and follow the agreed missing from care protocols. Staff effectively use the services of the independent advocate whose good rapport with the young people enables informal chats about the reasons why young people go missing.
Working together to safeguard children 2006- is a act that is set to make sure that all agency and support teams are doing the children right by making sure thar they are safeguard so the do not come to any hamr. United Nation Convention in the right of the child 1989- This is about children’s rights to be protected from abuse. Children have the right to speak and to be heard this is a childs right to put the points and views across when suspecting that they exposed to abuse. Local Guidelines, policies and procedures The local otheority have a massive role when making sure that the children are well looked after this policy is all about making sure that the children are not exaposed to abuse and that when or if theya re then things will be set up in palce to make sur that the harm wont come again. The role of the local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) is the head of all the agnevcy to make sure that all information is being shared to the right people when working on a safeguarding case or even when safeguarding a
Protection within the wider field of safeguarding includes risk assessments, such as ensuring that children are provided with safe environment both at home and in school. At home it is up to the parents to provide their children with a safe and happy environment. In cases in which they are unable to do this, and the parents cannot protect or look after their child properly, the child may have to be removed from their home and put into care. In schools there are many different policies and procedures that must be followed to achieve a suitable learning environment for children, and it includes procedures such as health and safety and fire safety. All schools must provide all of the right equipment and all staff are should be aware of their responsibilities and be able to carry them out.
Attachment is very important in a child’s life, but if a child is not attached to anyone it can make their future very hard. “Abused and neglected children (in or out of foster care) are at great risk for not forming healthy attachments to anyone. Having at least 1 adult who is devoted to and loves a child unconditionally, who is prepared to accept and value that child for a long time, is key to helping a child overcome the stress and trauma of abuse and neglect,” Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care (2000). Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care. AAP News & Journals Gateway.
This is so children feel safe and secure to enable them to develop effectively. Staff need to understand that the policies and procedures are put in place to protect children and what they can do in their role to ensure they are following them. There are many policies and procedure in place not only to protect children but staff too, each school should have a display or folder to outline these. A few examples
Social work has the responsibility to safeguard children and young people from potential harm from anybody could be from family members, carers or others. Different local authorities provide different levels of support. It has a statutory obligation to safeguard vulnerable children and promote their well-being and to provide support and a range of services to families and co-ordination of
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