They will gather evidence from settings or other agencies. They will take immediate action if the child in question is in danger. They will also have to attend court to give evidence if a crime has been committed. Health professionals also have the responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children. They will carry out medical observation or examination of the child thought to be at risk of abuse.
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.
Lynn Raybould Unit 11 1.4 Explain when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice. The local safe guarding children’s board says that inquiries/reviews should take place if a child has died because of known or suspected abuse. It may also carry one out if a child is seriously harmed or has suffered life threatening injuries. Serious case reviews will be used to discuss what happened and how it could have been prevented. It also helps agencies to work together in the future to try and prevent similar things happening again.
The nominated Health and Safety Officer will, normally carry out, the risk assessment. Once a risk assessment has been carried out and the hazards have been identified, then a method statement can be developed which takes account of the identified hazards. The method statement should be read and understood by all members of staff and volunteers who are directly involved with supervising the children with that activity. Understand how to support children/ young people to assess and manage risk themselves. The most obvious method of supporting children to manage risk is by acting as a role model to the Health and Safety children whereby an adult demonstrates a good approach to risk management by adhering to the policy, and generally displaying best practise techniques that can be understood by the
Whistleblowing occurs when a person raises a concern about dangerous, illegal activity or any wrong doing within their organisation. Whistleblowing can involve sharing potentially vital information about health and safety risks, environmental factors, possible fraud, harm of children or vulnerable adults, covering up for someone and many more. It is essential these factors are addressed immediately. If an adult would like to make a complaint about staff or the service being offered to their child, the following procedure could take place: Stage 1 -
This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering of likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. The Education Act (2002).
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
Thus the child should be, at all times, the focus of a case of suspected or actual child abuse. The investigative process should involve gathering information from other key professionals, and liaising with other investigating agencies. Similarly, any action should be taken in collaboration with the other agencies involved. Arrangements for the protection of children from abuse can only can only be successful if the professional staff concerned can do all they can to work in partnership and share and exchange relevant information. Also implicit within the Children act 1989 is the need to work in partnership with families Considerations for practice: 1.
* Another accident form is filled out if a child arrives with an injury by parent/carer, or Practitioner if injury is found during session. i.e. A bite from an insect or a graze from a fall. * * how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. * My duty of care can safeguard the children in my care.
Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of a child and young people, schools have a responsibility to produce a range of policies which statesthe responsibilities of the staff members, and the procedures which they have to follow. This will include: • Safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting • E-safety • Bullying, including cyber-bullying Local authorities, including schools use the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), to produce their own policies and procedures, which must be followed. Two of these guidances are: What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2006): Actions and procedures which should be followed when reporting a case of abuse. Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guidance for organisations, and the duties they have to safeguard children and young people.