Safeguarding Of Children And Young People

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Unit 140 Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people Outcome 1, Ac 1 There are several main pieces of legislation that cover the safeguarding of children and young people. They are: • The Children’s Order 1995 (Northern Ireland) was put together to provide a practical guide to child care laws in Northern Ireland. It affects all those who work with children including parents or carers (paid or volunteers). All those who work with children should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. If possible children are to be brought up with their own families and social services aim is to provide support to help families instead of moving children form their home.…show more content…
o Revised arrangements for sharing information. • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 – This document sets a framework that helps children’s agencies work together and alone to promote the welfare of the children. The Children in Northern Ireland organisations vision is to enhance the lives of all children in Northern Ireland by promoting the work of the children’s sector to maximise positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. They aim to be child focused in their work, ensuring that their activities are oriented towards achieving positive outcomes for children. • Every child matters is a green paper that was a result of the laming report (Victoria Climbie). Every Child Matters: Change for Children sets out a national framework for 150 local programmes of change to be led by local authorities and their partners to enable this change. The main focus areas are early intervention, a shared sense of responsibility, information sharing and integrated front line services. Emphasis is placed upon the idea that, for each child to fulfil their potential, there must be a greater deal of co-operation, not only between government agencies, but also between schools, GPs, sports organisations and the voluntary and community sector. There are 5 key mains of Every Child…show more content…
• Encourage role play in the home corner • Encourage children to join in at circle time. Giving them the chance to talk about themselves but also to listen to other children’s stories • Teach children about stranger danger, circle time is a good time to do this • Teach children about road safety – this can be done during circle time and also when out on walls It is possible to have members of the community police, ambulance, fire brigade and DOE come out to the nursery and give talks on what there job is and how the children can keep themselves safe and out of

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