Effective collaboration on the creation of a working relationship based on principles of trust, respect and shared decision-making contributes to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people by protecting them from significant harm.When staff members form a reasonable belief that a child or young person has been harmed or is at risk of harm, they are ethically bound to take action to protect the safety and wellbeing of that child or young person. Educational achievement is an effective way for children to increase their chances to flourish and work their way out of poverty and away from harm.It is also important to prevent them from being victims of
Local Authorities have ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm’. The Education Act 2002 outlines the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. The Children Act 2004 highlights the need for all agencies involved in children’s services to work together to improve the well-being of children and young people. It is the responsibility of teachers and teaching assistants to be familiar with and implement policies regarding safeguarding children. The Every Child Matters agenda defines what is meant by the ‘well-being’ of children through the five outcomes that schools and teachers aim for every child to reach: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well-being.
E1 & E2 There are many pieces of legislation that influence working practices in a setting for children. These may include: ← Health And Safety At Work Act (1974): This influences practice by ensuring that the setting is safe for children to use e.g. Regular risk assessments to identify and remove any potential hazards inside and out i.e. trailing wires, overloaded plug sockets, harmful chemicals, animal faeces and rubbish etc ← Children Act (1989): “Aims to protect children in every situation – in their homes, in day care or in full time care” Beaver et al (2008) pg 19 Some principles included in this Act are: Children have the right to be safe and the welfare of the child is paramount. This helps influence practice by ensuring that they are providing a safe and secure environment and by ensuring that each child’s individual needs are taken into consideration in order to be met.
I. What is Child Protective Services? A. The Child Protective Services program strives to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse and neglect while attempting to preserve the family unit B. Child Protective Services help prevent further harm to children from intentional physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, exploitation, or neglect by a person responsible for a child's health or welfare.
It also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need.The Education Act:This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.Children’s Act 2004This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It states that all services work more closely, forming a better service using a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and giving earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Schools must
EYMP3: Promote children’s welfare and wellbeing in the early years. 1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early year’s framework. In a work place everyone should safeguard and promote children’s welfare. We need to make sure we take necessary steps to ensure it. We must promote good health of all children within our care and take steps to prevent the spread of any possible infections and make sure we take appropriate action when child is ill. Child protection should be one of the most important parts of working with children.
ECM is important as it protects children from discrimination and harm. The CASHE Statement of Values insures that all CASHE students act in a responsible manner towards the children and parents and insures that the child is always put first. The statement supports children as it has a list of criteria that all CASHE students must follow in order to maintain confidentiality and protect children in their care. This relates to my placement as is provides my supervisors with guidelines that they can make sure I follow. The statement is important because it protects children form mistreatment from CASHE students.
Task 3 3.1 An explanation of why is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting? It is important to ensure that children and young people are protected within the setting because it helps the child to learn and thrive. It only can happen it the child is healthy and safe and their welfare is promoted and also it gives the child to develop and achieve from an early age. Having a physical contact between the child and adult its important because it building and caring and trustworthy relationships only when handled in an acceptable and responsible manner. 3.2 An explanation of policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them?
Section 47 states that the local authority has ‘ a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm’ Section 17 states that services must be put into place to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need’. The Education Act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. The Children Act 2004, which provides the legal framework for every child matters, includes the requirements for: * Services to work more closely forming an integrated service * A common assessment of children’s needs * A shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children * Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Schools must always have a policy that includes E-safety, which is the protection of young people whilst they are using the internet. They must also have policies on bullying and cyber bullying.
Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People (for those Working in the Adult Sector) Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people 1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people Safeguarding children refers to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in how this protection is carried out. In health & social care work there is likely to be a range of situations where staff will be exposed to children. This may involve direct contact through care services and supervision for children themselves, either by themselves or together with their parents, or with others. It is a legal requirement for health & social care workers to obtain an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure before they will be allowed to work with children.