Children go through many transitions, so it is important that the children’s key person is meeting their individual needs. They should always be positive and welcoming. When aiming to meet children’s individual needs, practitioners must regard every child as unique. Likewise, the practitioner must acknowledge that attachment is important for a child’s emotional well-being during transitions, therefore they must ensure that the child feels a sense of acceptance, love and respect. Similarly, if possible, a transition should be thoughtfully planned and organised so that the child will receive the appropriate amount of support and are able to do it at their own pace.
Many factors, during a child’s time at nursery will significantly affect their health and well-being. Firstly the EYPs must create a welcoming environment for the children so that they are able to feel relaxed and safe. They should: appeal to the vast majority of children by accepting and welcoming diversity; always be friendly, welcoming and professional; never make presumptions; and give children familiar resources that make them feel calm and don’t encourage stereotypes. If they do this then the children are more likely to be more positive and confident within the setting. However, if children don’t feel safe in the nursery then they will lack confidence.
For this reason, if the relationship between parents, children and practitioners is positive and consistent the child should receive the best outcome and develop well. Some parents fear leaving their children in the care of others, the quicker the positive relationship between the adult and the parent occurs, the quicker the parent will feel comfortable and adjust to the idea of leaving their child in the provision. Having a positive relationship with parents is important as it can help safeguard that individual
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.
Another reason why parents should get children vaccinated is because it saves lives. When parents have children, they are supposed to love and protect them. Parents believe in many ways that children’s lives are important assets to the world around them. Majority of the time parents make conscious decisions to make sure that they never place their children in harm’s way. Even though parents cannot predict the life span of their children lives they can make mindful decision to enforce the procedures in protecting their lives child’s life.
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.
This sentiment is important because it shows that he cares about the entirety of a children 's’ lives, and that he wants their lives to go as smoothly as possible. Powell also uses his resources as a general to help children get better schooling, which is expressed when he shares “I 'm working with all the energy I have to sort of communicate this message that we need preschool, we need Head Start, we need prenatal care.” This shows that Powell believes that there should be more options for children before they go into school. He thinks there should be opportunities that help children
This also focuses attention on the important role of the key person/ key worker in a safeguarding high-quality care and learning experiences for young children. Practitioners have established that the mandatory welfare necessities are important for the early year’s basic safety, security and health. These also require to reassure parents and carers that their children will experience a good level of care in all settings. Each principle of the EYFS has four obligations which show practitioners which are putting the principle into practice, therefore supporting children in meeting the outcomes set out in the government’s programme for children, Every Child Matters which also supports the holistic development (Hughes and Doherty, 2009). However, some parts of the sector must have found it hard to provide the learning and development needs of the EYFS.
Aging out of foster care falls under the child welfare field of practice. Child welfare is a system that is designed to protect children through prevention/intervention, primarily focusing on children who have a risk of being abused or neglected. Child welfare itself overlaps with many other professions and disciplines such as doctors, law enforcement, and education professionals, etc. The well-being of a child should never solely be on the social worker as a child may see many of these professionals on a regular basis (NASW, 2013). Having connections with all the systems in a child’s life can be very beneficial for the child.
These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006- this legislation replaced Childrenâ€TMs Act 1989. It reinforce the strategy role of local authorities to outline the duties related to child care which include working with NHS and Job centres; secure childcare for working parents, provide information services to parents and provide information and training for childcare providers.
While children are at school, practitioners act in â€ ̃loco parentisâ€TM while their parents are away. As part of their legal and professional obligations, practitioners hold positions of trust and a duty of care to the children in their school, and therefore should always act in their best interests and ensure their safety. The Children Act 2004 came in with the Every Child Matters (ECM) guidelines and greatly impacted the way schools look at the care and welfare of pupils. Children and young people should be helped to learn and thrive and be given the opportunity to achieve the five basic outcomes: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a
Child protection comes under the wider banner of safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and young people. The term child protection tends to be used in regards to suspected harm or abuse of a child or young person. The term safeguarding refers to a safe working practice and ensuring that children and young people are kept safe and free from any form of significant harm. Safeguarding requires all agencies working with children, young people and their families to take reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimized
Health promotion is where a practitioner should be encouraging a healthy life style for the child, promoting and providing that the children are safe, well-looked after, playing and learning well and frequently. Health promotion is allowing people to increase control and to improve there over all health. It is about more than individual behavior it’s about a wide range of environmental and social interventions. We the practitioner promote health promotion to ensure that children are safe and can play in environments which have been built and supported for social and emotional confidence building for the children, as well as families and staff. To promote health in my placement setting the practitioner will introduce P.E (Exercise) through
Schools and organisations must have a safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated regularly. This is so that staff are aware on what to do is they think a child needs protection. Safeguarding is a general term which is being used which encompasses a number of aspects of which child protection is one, overall the aim of Safeguarding is the well-being of the child. Child protection within the family environment Providing a child with a safe and healthy family environment is very important for their well-being and is seen as child protection in the sense what if the parents cannot look after the child, feed them, clothe them and keep them safe from harm within the house then this is a danger to the child’s life. Children who are in care