Safeguarding Essay

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Safeguarding (CT229) 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety • E-saftey- where children are taught about the dangers of the internet. This can include the dangers of social networking sites and how children can protect their identities, themselves from bullying, and protecting their data. • Safeguarding- Any setting that looks after children must do safeguarding. This includes protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health and development; and making sure children have safe and effective care. Legislations and laws: The children act 2004: places a duty of care on organisations such as nurseries, doctors, schools and agencies to protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people. Data protection act 1998: covers personal information about individuals which is held by organisations. The data protection act places responsibility on an organisation to only use the data when needed; keep it secure; make sure its accurate; and keep it up to date. 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Health visitor- often the health visitor can be the first to discover abuse and have a duty of care to refer suspected abuse to social services. • Social Services- a service that has the power to investigate cases of suspected abuse and can offer the correct support for children. • Ofsted- A service that inspects any settings that look after children. They can also look into settings if questions are raised about the practices being carried out. 3.1 Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse There are 4 major types of child abuse- • Physical abuse- an injury caused by physical punishment used with the intent to cause

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