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.
We may notice physical signs or changes in a child’s behaviour, or the child may hint or disclose to us that they are being abused or bullied. We must also think about how we would respond if a child were to hint or disclose this to us. Always: * report concerns about possible signs or changes in behaviour to the designated person or manager * take what children say seriously – it will take a lot of courage to tell us and children will rarely lie about abuse * reassure children that they are not to blame if they tell us they have been abused * tell children that we will have to tell someone who can help them * write down what we have observed or what has been said – but keep
Child protection is part of the wider work to help safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, in regards to the activity that is used to protect children who are being abused or neglected. It involved protecting children from being mistreated. And prevent impairment of a child's development and health to ensure that they are raised in a positive way, and in a safe and caring environments. Parents and carers who fail to protect or care for their children might have to go to court, and they may have their child/children taken away from them and put into care. This doesn't happen very happen and each case varies on how critical and important the case was.
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused or harmed Everyone working with children and young people should know what to look out for to know of things which they need to spot to recognise when a child is being abused or harmed. This does not mean that every sign means that a child is being abused. Sometimes signs are not seen physically but their behaviour can also indicate this. It is important that you monitor any changes in behaviour and sometimes a child could be facing different types of abuse this could include physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect. Physical abuse This is when a child is being physically abused this could include hitting, smacking, punching, kicking or include objects being thrown at them.
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
LEAD PACTICE IN PROMOTING THE WELL BEING AND RESILIENCE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. 1.1 A child`s well-being is of great importance and Understanding what affects children’s subjective well-being is vital if they are to be encouraged and supported to be active participants in society, their community and family. The evidence shows that a low level of subjective well-being is associated with a wide range of social and personal problems. Children need to be given the conditions to learn and develop. This includes cognitive and emotional development, fostered through access to play in the early years and high quality education in school, and physical development, for example through a nutritious diet.
1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Current legislation in place for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are Children Act (1989 and 2004), Every Child Matters Framework, Health & Safety at Work Act, Education Act 2002 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006 and 2010). This legislation’s are in place to help safeguard children and young people and to try to prevent abuse. This Act includes two important parts, which states that the local authority has a duty to investigate when “they have reasonable cause to suspect harm to a child and that services must be put in place to protect such children. 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.
A staff member may unconsciously or consciously grab a child or drag them in an attempt to get them to perform a particular activity. This mishandling may cause physical harm such as bruises or psychological harm on the child. Thus is against the United Nations Convention on the rights of child 1989, every child matters: change for children (2003) and Human Rights Act 1998 all of which promote the welfare of children and addresses their safety. Under the Independent Safeguarding Authority's (ISA) and Vetting and Barring Scheme all those wishing to work with the children provide an enhanced disclosure which is usually in the form of a CRB check. This is one of the ways that eliminates the possibility of offenders working with the children and safeguards the children against abuse or potential abuse.
Another value of a multi-professional approach is that they can safeguard children when abuse is noticed or suspected, the multi-agency team comes together to take any necessary steps to protect the child and can also support the family. The value of working in a multi-professional approach, when working with parents is by providing and supporting families with what they need. For example if families are living in poor quality and poorly maintained housing which may have damp in, this can cause diseases for instance asthma. This will affect the children’s learning and development as they will be ill or taking time of school. As Maslow’s hierarchy places needs in order which is most important and the first basic physical need is shelter which is priority.
The children are also made aware of all the legislations and why they are important to them. In my work place, for example the policies relating to positive behaviour support that we use are praise for good behaviour, house rules and boundaries, rewards and sanctions which could be positive or negative. Define what is meant by restrictive interventions Restrictive Intervention is the act of purposefully restricting the movement of someone against their wish. This is where a career or the other staff uses physical force intentionally to restrict a child or young person’s movement against their will. It is a method of responding to challenging behaviour displayed by a young person which could involve some degree of direct physical force to limit a child’s movement