Cyp Core 3.3: Understand How to Safeguard the Well Being of Children and Young People

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1.1. Outline current, guidelines; policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Safeguarding is ensuring the welfare, health and safety of every child. Also, that we must remember that children have the right to be protected and be safe from risk and harm. Lastly, that their development is not hindered. All practitioners must be aware of and fully understand their responsibilities and roles in safeguarding children. These are stated in government legislation, regulations and guidance. There are a number of policies and procedures that practitioners with safeguarding responsibilities should follow: • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989): this was put in place to ensure that children are safe and protected from any abuse and are looked after properly. Children have the right to be protected from any manner of abuse, including, physical and mental injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation through sexual abuse by those that look after them. This also declares that children have the right to express their own views and should be listened to. • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010): this policy is relevant to those working in education, health and social services. It sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. The document covers the following areas in safeguarding: o Introduction to safeguarding, gives a summary of the nature and impact of abuse and neglect on children. o How to support children and families who are experiencing abuse and/or neglect. o The roles and responsibilities that different organisations and practitioners should have to safeguard children. o The role of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). o The training and development that is required for effective

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