How To Safeguard Children

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SAFEGUARDING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Task1 There are currently the following legislations in place to safeguard children and young people. The Children Act1989 which identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals and states the Local Authorities duties. The Education Act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all other people working in schools. The Children Act 2004 provides Legal Framework, including a database between services responsible for children and young people. Schools must develop their own policies to ensure the safety and well being of their pupils. These must include cyber bullying and for who there must be a named member of staff responsible. Assistance can be sought from the Department of Education to…show more content…
Illness and untreated health issues,delay in development. There are risk and possible consequences for children and young people using the internet, mobile phones and other technologies. There are significant risks of sexual and emotional abuse in the “virtual” world. As the majority of children and young people have easy access to the internet via computers or mobile phones it is important that they are made aware of the risks and are taught how to protect themselves. Risks can be giving out personal information, or accepting inappropriate information. The consequences can be that they find themselves “being groomed”, by an adult masquerading as a child and building a friendship via a chat room. They may distribute pornographic photographs or have conversations of a sexual nature. When you believe that a child or young person is suffering from abuse you must report your concerns about the possible signs to your manager. Identify the changes in behaviour or other possible indications of

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