* 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.
Preventing unsuitable people from working with children. Having systems and processes that ensure children are kept safe and allow for poor and unsafe practice to be challenged. Identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiating or taking appropriate action to keep them safe and contributing to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing safeguarding services for
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.
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
unit 4227-071 1.1 explain how current and relevant legislation and policy affects work with children and young people: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them. This is used in residential care to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and are given the right amount of care that they need, ofsted will look at how well children are looked after in any setting where a child is being cared for outside their home setting.if standards are not met then the home will either be shut or given tasks to improve the quality of care that children and young people are recieveing. Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. 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.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals. All workers in a childcare setting have a ‘duty of care’ to protect both children and other co-workers. Duty of care means that a person or group has a responsibility to ensure that there is reasonable standard of attention and care given to avoid neglect which may lead to or cause harm to others. It is important to excersice duty of care, especially in young children to help them to develop immune systems which can protect them from childhood illness and other diseases, which may cause them harm ot disable them later in life. Children develop the ability to see potential dangers and learn how to deal with them.
• Individuals and agencies should work together so that the best interests of the child are met; • Actions taken to protect children, including investigation, should not cause the child unnecessary distress; The Legislative context which children are protected includes: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The most important articles in relation to the child protection are: • Article 19 provides that children have the right to be protected from all form of physical or mental violence, injury or
The Education Act sets out the responsibilities Children’s Act 1989 This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of a child. Two important sections focus specifically on child protection. The local authority has a duty to investigate when ‘they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found in their area is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm’ services must be put in place by local authorities to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need. Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of local education authorities (LEA’s), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure those children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal framework 1.2 Describe the different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people The different agencies involved are: Social Services Police Health Services NSPCC Children’s social care Social Services They are there to work with the families.
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 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them. Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, managers and all those working in nurseries to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters.
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.