Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is under taken to protect specific children who are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to promote children from harm is reduced. 1.2 2.3 Children should be raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.
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
It sets out recruitment best practice, some underpinned by legislation, for the school, local authority, and further education education sectors. All schools should protect children and promote their welfare by providing a safe environment for children to learn in. Creating a culture which recognises and understands the importance of safeguarding - including listening to and discussing with children. Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, both at school and at home, and referring immediately any concerns to the local authority children’s social care services. Preventing unsuitable people from working with children.
Understand the legislation, regulations, and polices that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults. Analyze the differences between the concept of safe guarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults? Following Lord Laming's report into the death of Victoria Climbié, the subsequent publication of Every Child Matters and the Children Act (2004), integrated working across services has become integral in ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are safe and protected. Safeguarding means proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping the individual safe and promoting their welfare. Safeguarding is an important part of integrated working.
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people 2.4 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the organisations that may be involved when a child or young person has been abused or harmed. Organisations such as Social Services, NSPCC(National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children), Health Visitors, General Practitioner and Teachers may be involved when a child or young person has been abused or harmed. Social workers roles and responsibilities are to provide a safe and warm environment for a child and young person. NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) roles and responsibilities are to provide support for children and families in situations such as domestic violence and abuse. NSPCC role and responsibilities is to also work with other organisations such as social services, police, family protection, education and health services.
* Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children. * Participation: that the childrens wishes and feelings should be taken into account so that they can contribute to any decisions which may affect them. * Protection: Children must be protected from serious harm. The local authorities have a duty to investigate any report that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, from serious harm. * Provision: states that services that are necessary to safeguard children shouls be provided.
Legislations and laws: The children act 2004: places a duty of care on organisations such as nurseries, doctors, schools and agencies to protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people. Data protection act 1998: covers personal information about individuals which is held by organisations. The data protection act places responsibility on an organisation to only use the data when needed; keep it secure; make sure its accurate; and keep it up to date. 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Health visitor- often the health visitor can be the first to discover abuse and have a duty of care to refer suspected abuse to social services. • Social Services- a service that has the power to investigate cases of suspected abuse and can offer the correct support for children.
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
An analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people including, but not limited to: National and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding that affect a practitioner’s day to day work relating to; Childcare practice The Education Act 2002 poses a duty on education authorities to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people. This affects my day to day work as I must be aware of the child protection procedures at all times, such as how to spot the signs of abuse, how and who to report my concerns, how to maintain a safe school environment, be aware of the health and safety of children and to be able to undertake any training required of me. Child Protection policies and procedures for safeguarding states that all employees, volunteers and students should be properly vetted, which includes checks into the eligibility and the suitability, and that crb checks should be carried out. a crb check will make sure I didn’t have any criminal convictions or to check my suitability to work with children and young people then I would not be allowed to work in my setting. Risk assessment Risk assessments are an important factor in safeguarding children and in my day to day work, before carrying out any activity with children and young people I am required through my setting policies and procedures to carry out a risk assessment first to make sure all involved is safe, for example, if I were to plan an activity, such as an art and craft activity I would need to risk assess the potential danger of scissors, small objects, i.e beads and amend my plan accordingly to suit each individual.
* The role of Local Safeguarding Children boards. * The process to be followed when there are concerns about a child * The action to be taken to safeguard and promote the welfare of child experiencing risk or harm. * The important principles to followed when working with children and families, * Training requirements for effective child protection. Above taken from: https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/00305-2010DOM-EN.pdf This act is supported in my school in the “safeguarding policy”. It states that “all staff are required to read chapters 1 & 2 of working together to safeguard children and to understand the principles in order to perform their roles effectively.