The UNCRC known as the UN Convention on the Rights of the child. According to McPartland(2013,P.14)”In essence the convention on the rights of the child sates that children have basic human rights ;to survival; to develop to their fullest potential; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation and to participate fully in family cultural and social life”. This convention has four main principles for children these are Non-discrimination, to support the best intrest of the child, for the child to have a right to life, development and survival and last to respect the view of the child. The Childcare Act 1991. This legislation is very important to protecting children.
Complaints made by young people are recorded and a clear conclusion is made. In relation to the protection of the child or young person this standard is beneficial as it is a procedure that is made aware to them and if they need assistance they know that they can seek it. Having knowledge that this procedure is in place and that they have the right to speak out may encourage children that could be suffering from abuse to come forward as they realise that the reason behind this standard is to protect themselves if they feel that something is wrong (Department for Health and Children
Additionally, family reunification involves the process of determining under what prescribed circumstances this contact should occur within the parameters of a clear safety plan. The ability of family members to supervise the process and of professionals to monitor each step is essential to success and the safety of everyone involved. When the person sexually abused someone outside of the home, the family reunification process may not include the child who was abused but may need to address other potentially at risk children who may or may not live within that home. Even when reunification is with the child or child’s family, additional conditions may be applied (Gilligan & Bumby,
Explain the importance of demonstrating anti-discriminatory/anti-bias practice when working with children and young people: The importance of demonstrating anti-discriminatory/anti-bias in a work setting is to help prevent discrimination towards any individual children, members of staff or parents and to help promote equal opportunities. By helping to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunities we are making sure that all members of staff, children, parents and other professionals who enter the work setting are treated equally and fairly and in an unbiased way. All work settings should have policies, procedures and strategies which demonstrate how a positive and inclusive attitude should be towards all individuals that attend the setting regardless to their age, gender, race, culture or disability. By showing this type of positive attitude each individual within the wor setting
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.
When designing a curriculum or interacting, this sensitive issue needs to be considered carefully as to not offend or exclude a child or family of Indigenous background. It is important to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Educators must value differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities by actively seeking information from children, families and the community, about their cultural traditions, customs and beliefs, use resources that reflect the diversity. Educators are a role model and treat all children equally and encourage them to treat each other with respect and
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 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)
A good explanation is quote by Ruben Navarrette the author of “Spanking isn’t child abuse” which states “in disciplining children, parents should do everything as kindly and gently as they can first. They should try to understand a child, make sure the child
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
Responding to the evidence of safeguarding concerns it is extremely important for every one wo work with children or young people to fully understand their own responsibilities in relation to safeguarding issue one of the most important thing to remember is that if you ever have a concern about the welfare of child or young person you should always make those concerns know to an appropriate person. In most work situation that will be your manager or supervisor local safeguarding children board and statuary or organisation with operate with each local area to ensure the services co-operated promote the welfare of child and young person. Many children living is abusive or harmful situation or in constant state to anxiety and fear.it can be therefore
When working with children it is important that practitioners know that they have a duty of care towards them and the safety of the children is of paramount. According to the UN convention on the rights of the child (1989): children have the right to learn and develop, they have the right to be protected from harm and make choices. Children learn and develop by making choices, exploring and experimenting within the environment that surrounds them but they do not always posses the skill and judgement to make safe choices and decisions at all times. Therefore it is the responsibility of the practitioner to identify any potential dangers, and make the decision on when it is safe to allow the child to undertake an activity or make a decision.
Several organisations have been set up to assist or care for children who are primarily vulnerable; the trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefitting from, or working with, are not abused in any way through contacts with it; they have a legal duty to act cautiously and this means that they must take all realistic steps within their power to ensure that this does not happen. It is particularly important where recipients are vulnerable children in the community; trustees are expected to find out what the relevant law is, how it applies to their organisation, and to comply with it where applicable, they should also adopt best practice as far as possible. In addition the main purpose of this module is to be accountable for the
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.
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.