Cyp Core 3.3

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Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting. Abused children and young people will only tell people they trust and with whom they feel safe. By listening and taking seriously what the child or young person is saying we are already helping the situation. Any information I receive I need to Stay calm Listen what is being said without displaying shock or disbelief Accept what is said If a child or young person is making a disclosure and is looking directly at me, then it is important that I maintain eye-contact I will let the child or young person know that I cannot keep secrets or promise not to tell anyone I need to reassure the child or young person that they have done the right thing by telling me and that it's not their fault I will make a written record of what I have been told by a child or young person making a disclosure. 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
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