Identify and Respond to Young People at Risk

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Assignment 2 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Task 1 Questions In your own words, answer the following questions. 1. What does the term ‘risk of significant harm’ mean? 2. What are the types of child abuse? 3. Identify three possible indicators or signs for each type of child abuse/neglect. 4. What does the term ‘mandatory reporter’ mean? 5. Why is it important to adopt an ‘interagency approach’? Task 1 Answers 1. Risk of significant harm means a child or young person who is at risk of suffering some kind of abuse Physical or mental and emotional harm damaging to a child’s wellbeing and development. 2. The types of child abuse are Physical – When a child has suffered or is at risk of suffering non accidental physical trauma or injury Emotional/Psychological- When a childs social.emotional or intellectual development is at risk and threatened Sexual- When an adult, stronger child or adolescent uses their power or authority to involve a child in sexual activities Neglect-When a childs basic necessities of life are not met and their health and development are affected 3. Physical - Long periods of vacant stares or frozen stares - cannot explain injuries or injuries are not consistent to explanation has burns, bruising, burns in different stages of healing - may flinch when touched unexpectantly Emotional /Psychological - Avoiding eye contact with mother or carer -Bullying, disruptive or aggressive behaviours towards peers - Mental or emotional development lags Sexual - Short attention span -Fear of home or a specific place excessive fear of women or men - Dramatic behavioural changes or sudden non participation in activities Neglect - Medical needs not attended to, frequent infections, illness,sores - Malnutrition consistent hunger hoarding food

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