Harms (2007) asserts that an individual must feel comfortable to share their issues and feelings with their HSP, For example when working with individuals, a HSP must engage with the client, making sure the client is aware that there best intention is to help the client reach a solution that is going to benefit their overall wellbeing and they will not pry or judge the clients life as there are many factors impacting an individual’s life (Harms, 2007). For Example, children at school may be neglected because a Parent cannot provide food or decent clothing for their child. Teachers and community members should not judge the individual’s life as there may be factors influencing the family such as having a low income or not understanding how to budget their money. Support can be directed to help the family be entitled to benefits from the government where a HSP can highlight the importance of nourishment for children growing to the Parents who may have a lack of education (Harms, 2010). In addition the Australian Association of Social Workers’ (AASW) Practice Standards for Social Workers (2003) state, HSPs provide support in at least two ways, “interpersonal practice, advocacy, group work, community work and social action” – directly and “research, social policy... development, administration, management and evaluation” (p.5) – indirectly.
Confidentiality is imperative to building trusting relationships with the children, their families and even other staff and professionals. It is important that you are approachable to parents and guardians and that they are able to put their trust in you, e.g. Parents sometimes feel the need to inform practitioners about a sensitive subject that had upset their child. Although other members of staff may need to know that the child may be upset, they don’t necessarily need to know why. If this trust is breached and you were to tell somebody, the word of the situation could spread quickly and eventually get back to the child/parent, upsetting them even further.
4.3 All settings should have a designated person to deal with child protection issues. If I have concerns that a child is being abused it is my job to disclose this information to the designated/manager of the setting unless I think by disclosing the information will put the child/young person in further danger. This can be very hard to work out so having colleagues to discuss this will help me come to a quick conclusion and more accurately. This can become very difficult if I feel that there is child/young person abuse issue and the designated/manager thinks that there isn’t. I think if I have a doubt then it is better to be safe than sorry, maybe monitor the child and gather more information but if the child is in significant danger then report it to the safeguarding board immediately.
No amount of research would alter the fact that such behaviour is wrong and a breach of human rights." (http://www.crin.org/docs/resources/treaties/crc.28/SC-UK-ES-S.pdfdate accessed:13/09/2013)This means that all children should be treated equally. Another that is not so obvious would be to respect the privacy of information relating to the child and their family. This means that the educator or worker must know to keep things to themselves and the parents regarding the child, unless they have no choice and it is the best interest of people. For example, if the child has a disorder which would make them an easy spot for bullies, it needs to be kept private as the bullies could exploit it and the child would feel isolated.
Such as ‘Are you ok, where have you hurt yourself?’ or ‘Would you like to talk to me about anything?’ The child will then know that you care, through communication. It is a basic requirement of my job role to communicate with individuals and their families. Workers would need to communicate with parents to ensure that the child’s needs are being attended to correctly, and to gain or share any important information about the child. Communicating with other staff will allow health and safety issues to be reported and effectively keep members of staff and children safe while in the setting. Explain how communication effects relationships in the work setting Having good communication is a vital skill as it affects relationships in the work setting by then being able to build
Families that have PTSD victims can benefit from counseling, parenting classes and conflict resolution education. However, a better understanding of what causes it can be helpful in protecting people that experience harmful scenarios. This is an ideal way for PTSD patients to cope with the illness as well as talking to friends, family, professionals and other PTSD
Often the child or young person who has disclosed the information will have done so in fear of reprisal from the abuser(s) which is why it is important to reassure them that they have nothing to fear. They may also fear further parties finding out the information they disclosed but adults dealing with the situation should be honest about who they will need to tell and what action will be taken. No secrets should be kept from Jessica because trust is vital so that she feels secure enough to disclose as much information as possible. However it may not be possible to always provide specific
Nicola Sydorenko 50122883 Health and Social Care Unit 10 P5 Support that can be used for children,young people and their families here abuse is suspected and confirmed. Parents,friends,family should not leave them for all this time,they need them the most now. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs of maltreatment, one of the strategies that could be used are though telling the child they have done the right thing, and that you believe what they are saying, also important not make promises such as 'everything's going to be okay' or saying that you wont keep secrets or not tell other people about what had been disclosed, as this could create false trust and cause the child more distress in the long-term. Protecting Children Housing support services may affect children when they are admitted to services as part of a family unit. Some 16/17 year old vulnerable young people may also use services in their won right when they are homeless.
For example if you tell a child not to do something they are likely to wonder why they cant do it, and do it anyway as they are curious of the reasons why they are not allowed to do it. Allowing children to take risks also enables staff the opportunity to assess them efficiently which may enable them to provide the support the child needs. The UNCRC states that every child has the right to make choices, this means children should be allowed to make choices about managing their own risks in a controlled environment. Depriving children of taking risks can: Lack of experience to carry out tasks efficiently Decrease opportunities for physical opportunities An inability to cope in stressful situations Problems managing other forms of risks Poor social skills Children should be able to take both physical risks, social risks and intellectual risks. It is important for children to take physical risks because; Helps them to learn to negotiate natural hazards such as ice Learn to use equipment safely and purposely Developing control and coordination Children should also be allowed to take social and moral risks because; Helps them to develop an understanding of expectations and rules within different social settings Develops reasoning skills Helps them to negotiate with others including learning to say ‘no’ It is also important for
A number of the children may be facing issues involving their emotions and behavior since they are victims of ill-treatment. Josie also talks about the children’s progress with their caregivers. They also discuss ways of helping the children. It may also be necessary for Josie to make a court appearance to discuss the best interests of the children or to attend a custody hearing. She would also set up