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.
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.
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.
(UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, N.D.). Legislations are very important because it helps us to know the duties we have towards the setting and the children so for example, by knowing the legislation I now know that I have to respect children’s views. Legislations are there to stop us from making a mistake and getting into trouble. By not obeying the legislation (UNCRC and the Children’s Act) we can get a criminal record or lose our job. You could also put a child life in danger.
Action must be taken in times of peace in fragile states; recognizing the connections between child labour, trafficking, piracy, and criminal activities to child soldiery. We must not wait until conflict breaks out before we intervene and only concentrate efforts on rehabilitating those that we have failed to protect, but rather we must work across the full spectrum of actors, to find new solutions for prevention. We must be bold in this effort for the attainment of peace, it is our responsibility to the world’s children. Children and young people have the right to grow up free from fear and violence, to develop to their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future – for themselves and for their
If the child is punished the correct way, it will not cause the child to turn to violence. Spanking is a very effective tool when used properly. There are specific ways in which to spank children. First of all, the parent should establish boundaries. When the child breaks these boundaries, he or she should be punished.
Through the protection policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people, settings which work with children and young people have an important role in the detection and prevention of abuse and neglect. All people working to safeguard children and young people must understand their responsibilities and duties fully as set out in current government legislation, regulations and guidance. The Children Act 1989 made laws about the protection of children and young people more clear and simple to follow in the United Kingdom. This Act was a serious shake up of children’s rights and protection, and outlined the duties and responsibilities of those who worked with children, especially of those in events of allegations of child abuse. The Children Act 2004 came into force for many reasons starting with the unfortunate case of Victoria Climbie, where she died at the hands of her carers.
The current legislation in place is as follows: The Children Act 1989. This Act states that the welfare of a child is predominant in regard to their upbringing. It also outlines the rights, duties and obligations of those with parental responsibility and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. This legislation contains two vital sections. Section 47 states that if a Local Authority suspects a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, from significant harm they have a duty to investigate.
CYP 3.3 1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. The term of child protection is mainly used where there has been an incidence of suspected harm or abuse, to a child or young person. Child protection in England and Wales is the overall responsibility of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), they offer both non and statutory guidance to LA‘s. The term safeguarding, gives a wider definition of safe working practice within the settings we work in, to ensure that children are kept safe and healthy. Safeguarding is more about the prevention of children and young people, being at risk from significant harm, abuse or neglect.
• 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