Unit 3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Outcome 1 1.1 Name the current legislations that safeguard children and briefly describe what guidelines and procedures are in place. * Children’s Act 1998/2004 * Education Act 2002 * E-Safety 2008 * Safeguarding – promote welfare of children * Human Rights Act * * * Different laws and guideline cover different parts of the UK. * * * | 1.2 Which children fall under child protection support and how can practitioners help protect children in their settings? Vulnerable people * Poverty, ill health and poor housing and emotional delay as well as development delay.Children with needs * Disabilities * | 1.3 Name one of the National and Local Guideline for safeguarding children SureStartNSPCCDepartment for Education: Responsibility for safeguarding and child protection in England.Local Authorities: Use guidance to produce procedures for services and practitioners. | 1.4 Who decides to conduct inquiries in to the death or serious injury involving a child takes place as a consequence of abuse or neglect?
Why is it important to safeguard children and young people? Name of organisation Role of organisation Responsibility Social Services Provide a wide range of services for children and adults. To give funds and care to those who need them. NSPCC Provides support for both children and their families. Identify and prevent cruelty to children and young adults.
the first role will be that of the person or setting reporting abuse or harm coming to a child or young person. their role is to inform the apropriate help for the situation. a few examples of other roles are below- social services are responcible for children and families in need of help - police can be involved in criminal proceedings that may result from a safeguarding issue-child psychologist will ofter help children who have been abused or misstreated-GP's and hospitals can be the first to spot and report a child who attends the surgury who has received an injury. 2.1 Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses - feeling sick - loss of energy - diarrhoea - raised temperature - no appetite 2.2 Describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured Illness such as the common cold are treated with rest with encouragment to drink fluids and blow their nose. Children who are ill need comfort and reassurance untill a parent or gardian come to collect them.
This legislation is also about working with parents and other professionals and keeping everyone safe. Childcare Act 2006 The three main key drivers of this act is to reduce child poverty, reduce inequalities between young children and to improve the wellbeing for young children. It supports parents to have the ability to work, and also focus on the provision of good quality childcare for the working parents. This act is based on the EYFS and uses it. Children’s Act 2004 The act and the Every Child Matters act is giving a messages that safeguarding children is a shared responsibility.
The main aims of this Act: Legislates to protect children who may be suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Provides for support from local authorities, in particular for families whose children are in need. Local and national approaches for safeguarding children and young people would be The Every Child Matters Framework. “The Every Child Matters Framework has brought to the forefront the importance of keeping children safe and healthy and having the awareness of different ways in which as professionals, we should work together to do this.” (The Teaching Assistant Handbook) The Act aims to improve effective local working together to safeguard and promote children’s wellbeing by implementing the every child matters outcomes for children/young people. The main aims to: Stay safe; Make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being Be healthy.
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. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. Education Act 2002 This tackles 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 Education Act 2002 - This sets out 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 a integrated service A common assessment of children’s needs A shared data base of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems E- safety council - set up guidelines for the safe use of the internet and other technology in order to protect children and young people from harm Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people Doctor/ Hospital - doctor’s are usually the first person of call for their patients, and usually are first to pick up possible signs of physical abuse when examining a child or young person at their surgery. Social services - Social services have a duty to support vulnerable families. They must
Children Act 1989 outlines that parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of a child. The local authority has a duty to investigate when there is a concern for a child who may be suffering or is at risk of significant harm Children Act 2004 provides legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also includes the requirements for services to work closely, forming an integrated service.There are five key features to the Children Act 2004: 1. Children’s Assessment Framework (CAF) to assist multi-agencies to work together 2. Revised arrangements on sharing information 3.
Also they work with other organisation, such as NSPCC .They all working together to help protect young people wherever they may be. CEOP provide browser tools to children; let the children know how to protect themselves online and the children can report bully and sexual abuse to CEOP. The address for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre 33 Vauxhall Bridge
Working together to safeguard children 2006 - working together to safeguard children sets out how nurseries, parents and carers along with health care professionals, social services and other organisations can work together to help safeguard the welfare of children and young people. Vetting and barring scheme- the vetting and barring scheme was set up by ICS (independent safeguarding authority) their aim is to prevent children being harmed by preventing unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. At present due to the coalition some changes are being made to this system. Every Child Matters- the main focus areas for Every Child matters is early intervention, a shared sense responsibility, information sharing and integrated front line services. Every child matters believes that for a child to fulfil their potential, organisations, doctors, schools, nurseries and government agencies should help and