( Describe how the duty of care affects your own work role) My role to the duty of care ,i have to raise any concern about any aspect of my work . We can be range them as a : 1.) Working conditions : we use checklist to make sure the room safe for children to be in. 2.) Raising concern about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect.
It is important that care givers follow this as if a child comes to harm or has suffered neglect the caregiver could face legal action. The children’s act (2004) is the piece of legislation that outlines the national framework for delivering children’s services and created the Every Child Matters five outcomes for children/young people which all professionals must work towards. Framework for assessment for children in need and their families is a policy to protect children from all types of harm and ensure that their development needs are responded to appropriately, a framework has been developed to provide a systematic way of analysing, understanding, and recording what is happening to children/young people within their families
Also there must be standard procedures for dealing with incidents or allegation of abuse against members of staff and volunteers. 5. To have an agreement about working with other organisation like the social services ,CQC, and other multi-disciplinary teams ,etc 6. To ensure that all staff has training that helps them to understand and cope with working with children. And finally to check that there are no known reasons or information available that would prevent staff and volunteers from working with children and these are done with regular DBS check.
This is one of the ways that eliminates the possibility of offenders working with the children and safeguards the children against abuse or potential abuse. Additionally, the management should put in place a whistle blowing procedure which will allow other members of staff to report such case if present. Management should also outline policies and procedures to be followed in cases where abuse is suspected. As earlier stated, Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, sufficient training should be given to employees on processes involved with handling of children in the appropriate manner such that staff may handle children in appropriate
Explain the potential impact on services provision of different theories and approaches. 1.2 I feel that in our service we use a bit of all the theories and approaches. We contribute to bring up the children and young persons within our care through our holistic and person centred approach. The Children’s Act 1989 is adhered to and after taking into consideration any courts decisions we work closely with the Local authority and parents. The children have their input and their wishes are taken into consideration before any decisions are made with regards to their care.
Safeguarding a child or young person is also to ensure that they have the outlook to achieve their true potential and have the right to be protected from abuse, such as: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse Neglect Exploitation This also shows the consequence of shared responsibilities as there can be many different agencies involved in dealing with each case. Safeguarding children is fundamentally part of schools everyday activities Wearing ID badges to identify oneself Not putting ourselves at risk to possible complaints Signing in and out of school Ensuring current legislation is adhered to such as, Every Child Matters Data Protection Human Rights Health and Safety at Work The Safeguarding Policy should be compliant with sections from: The Education Act (2004) Working Together The Local Children's Safeguarding Board To take account and inform of policy in related areas such as, Discipline Bullying e-safety exploitation Child protection is part of the wider concept to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect particular children who maybe suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. This also involves, protecting children and young people from maltreatment besides
CHILDCARE LEGISLATIONS 1 Children’s Act 1989 The children’s act 1989 safeguards your rights to receive assessments if needed to ensure a child has a reasonable standard of health and development and also an assessment would take into consideration health social care and educational needs. The act was a definite shake up of children’s rights and protection for everyone to work together who works with children for the safety and safeguarding against any form of abuse and to take action if a child is at risk also the act stated that a child would be consulted and would have a say before final decisions were made. In my setting I work with the parents and schools and if there is any problems we work things out together as a team .The children in my setting are never
• The importance of undertaking and updating safeguarding training As a foster carer the protection and safeguarding of CYP is paramount to the work I undertake as a foster carer. There are a number of key pieces of legislation, which set out the framework for all agencies working CYP These are: The Children Act 1989 This Act is the foundation on which the protection of children is based. Of paramount importance thought is the “welfare of the child” In essence this means that the need to protect children comes before everything else and this principle needs to be at the forefront of all work with CYP as the protection of children from abuse overrides all other considerations (including confidentiality) The outstanding points of the Act which I am familiar with are:- Section 17 (1) It shall be the general duty of every local authority (a) To safeguard and promote the welfacre of children within their area who are in need: and (b) So far as is consistent with that duty, to promote the upbringing of such children by their families, by providing a range and level of services appropriate to those children’s needs
The Act sought to emphasize the importance of inter-agency work and cooperation in meeting the needs of children and to ensure that children’s views are ascertained and represented, improve outcomes for all children, as well of those defined as “in need” under the Children Act 1989, by focusing services more effectively around the needs of children, young people and families. The laming Report following the death of Victoria Climbie was highly critical of the way the case was handled and made 108 recommendations to overhaul child protection in the UK. As a result The Every Child matters guidelines, led to this
Including time, date, name of child making disclosure, name of person the concern was reported to and the exact words used during the disclosure. I need to remember that my duty is not to investigate or question any concerns of a child or young person but to fallow my setting policy and procedures. If a child makes a disclosure (tells me) that they are being harmed or abused, I must record as accurately as possible what the child has said, where and when the disclosure was made and the matter must be reported in the first instance to Children’s Social Care, Early Years Service and Ofsted as a matter of urgency. It is important that I do not ask the child questions or probe for information as this could contaminate evidence and hinder any further