NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. 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 in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
The Education Act 2002 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 Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: ● services to work more closely, forming an integrated service a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs ● shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of
School policies should be reviewed regularly to ensure all individuals are respected and that their needs are met no matter their background, sexuality etc...Legislations that help schools promoting equality and diversity.... Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005- Protecting rights of children and young people with disabilities and ensuring schools remove any barriers that might affect a child's experience in school life. Every child should be included and equally treated in all aspects of school life, this includes also school trips. By law children and young people should not be excluded Special Educational Needs and Disability act 2001- Schools or any institution involved in educating a child are not allowed to discriminate. Children who do have special educational needs have to have the same opportunities as others and cannot be discriminated against and educated in mainstream schools.
3.4: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour. 1.2 Evaluate how the policies and procedures of the setting support children and young people to: * Feel safe- A school should ensure that every child attending the school feels safe. Policies like Safeguarding children ensure that the right procedures are in place to protect children. All staff working within the school should be trained on the correct procedures for safeguarding children. Anti-bullying policies are in place in school to ensure the children know that bullying is not acceptable behaviour but a child should feel confident enough to report an incident if one occurs and should know who they can go to within the school to discuss any such situations.
Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of a child and young people, schools have a responsibility to produce a range of policies which statesthe responsibilities of the staff members, and the procedures which they have to follow. This will include: • Safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting • E-safety • Bullying, including cyber-bullying Local authorities, including schools use the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), to produce their own policies and procedures, which must be followed. Two of these guidances are: What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2006): Actions and procedures which should be followed when reporting a case of abuse. Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guidance for organisations, and the duties they have to safeguard children and young people.
Educators and parents must address this problem as early as preschool (O’Rourke, 2008). Morine (2009) stated that adults should teach conflict resolution sills to help children manage relationships. Anthony and Lindert (2010) explained that observing, connecting, guiding, and supporting children experiencing relational aggression may be useful for adults who are helping children navigate relational aggression. Additionally, educators should empower bystanders to intervene when they witness bullying behaviors. Children must know that it is important for them to help when their peers are being bullied (Swearer, Turner, Givens, & Pollack, 2008).
Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do. Every child is entitled to be treated fairly, this policy is put in place to prevent practitioners from treating the children any different to how they should do. Schools must not smack or use physical abuse on a child at any time. Corporal punishment is not allowed; even if their parents deal with the child with this manner at home it is still not acceptable in the setting. The child must feel safe and secure in your care and by smacking them it will harm their trust/respect they have for you.
Partnership working and communication between agencies is identified as key in order to identify vulnerable children and to help keep them safe from harm and abuse. The All-Wales Child Protection Procedures were originally written in 2002, and substantially revised in 2008. The children Act 1989 -- was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. 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.
Someone who uses bullying looks and most of the time acts like a typical child, but a bully can be defined as a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people. Every school should have a zero-tolerance for bullying. To prevent and avoid bullying among young children in school, states and school districts have implemented what is called a Safe School Act. “A "Safe School Act" generally means to prevent school harassment, intimidation, or bullying; the act is to instruct local school districts to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying that includes certain components; to provide that the state board of education shall develop model policies; to provide that the policy must be incorporated into the training programs; and to define certain terms.” (South Carolina’s Safe School Act). To successfully implement and keep a Safe School Act I encourage to have a strong sense of your philosophy education, such as your beliefs and the curriculum you will be teaching.
Typical wear and tear can also result in a toy that was once deemed sage to become a danger. Caregivers should maintain a frequent check of toys to ensure their continued safety. Caregivers and parents should also be aware of the violence that some toys may present. Violent toys are not developmentally appropriate or safe for children. Toys that include swords or guns should not be available to young children.