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
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
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.
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.
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.
Working together to safeguard children (2013)- Outlines the legal requirement for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people , the roles and responsibilities of professionals and how organization and individual should work together to keep children safe from harm. The munro review of child protection; moving towards child centered system (2012)- Outlines a more childâ€”focused system in safeguarding childrenâ€TMs welfare and explores how the right wishes, feeling and experiences of children and young people inform and shape the provision of services . The safeguarding and welfare requirements of the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (2014)- Outlines the responsibilities of registered providers for children aged 0-5 years to safeguard children, promote good health, ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children and maintain records, policies and
It is important when working with children that you follow each policy and procedure for safeguarding to ensure that you give the best possible care to the children. Each member of staff should be trained in safeguarding and to understand the importance of noticing signs. There are many legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding which are; Health and safety work act 1974, Children’s act 1989, Data protection act 1998, Education act 2002, Every child matters 2004, Working together to safeguard children 2006, e- safety 2008. When working with all of the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures it will provide the best possible services for practionier to work with the children and provide them the best possible
Since this theory believes that children need to be provided with a nurturing environment for successful development, encouraging a community wide intervention ensuring there are enough treatment homes/facilities within the community to accommodate abused and neglected children would align with the humanistic perspective. The social work intervention could be writing grants to help supplement monies to build such facilities, to update current facilities or for professional development for staff working within those
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