3.3 1.4 Essay

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Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. As well as having a safeguarding policy of our own at school, I am aware that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has its own safeguarding policy. This requires all organisations that work with children to co-operate to keep children safe from harm. The Stoke-on-Trent safeguarding children’s board is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments working within the area work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children. They monitor the success of the work that is done by local agencies to guarantee that all practitioners within the area have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures, policies and requirements. The S-O-T SCB identifies multi-agency success where there are concerns with regards to safeguarding issues and they assist with the recognition of training needs and requirements across the children’s workforce. Within the school setting we must be aware that we have a clear and defined role in relation to child protection. Professionals working with children and young people should be fully trained in safeguarding by a nominated safeguarding adviser and have the opportunity to receive training in order to develop their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse or neglect, this training is offered every 3 years. In order for child protection to work effectively we need to ensure we have good inter relationships with other agencies and good co-operation from professionals that are competent in responding to child protection situations. Procedures must be in place for recording concerns and incidents if a child discloses information regarding his/her welfare. We must make a record of exactly what the child has said, in their own words, reporting it into the safeguarding book and then to the
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