Children and young people need to be protected from neglect and abuse and have a safe environment in which to grow up in with parents, teachers and any other close adult being approachable and accessible if needed, should a child develop a difficulty that concerns them. 2. What is a child or young person-centered approach and why is it important? Every child/young person is unique and therefore has individual needs which will help them achieve their full potential as they develop. A child/young person centered approach will empower the person to be in control of their lives.
Melinda having to draw a tree is good foreshadow for the rest of the story. At this time Melinda tells the teacher that she already knows how to draw a tree. This is good symbolism that shows how Melinda thinks that everything in her life is already great. She must learn and progress to both be able to draw a tree, and be able to sort out her life. Second of all, trees can relate to Melinda very well and represent her in a way.
The bringing together of practitioners and professional from different areas provides an integrated way of working and aims to provide support to children and young people earlier to ensure they meet the Every Child Matters outcomes. It is important for all these sectors to work together as this promotes the young person’s welfare, safety and overall development. 1.2 Analyse how integrated working practices and multi agency working in partnership delivers better outcomes for children and young people. Positive outcomes for children and young people are possible if the professionals working with the young person and their families can share and agree on the way the young person concerned might be assessed, planned for and how those plans are to be implemented. Both the young person’s family and most importantly the young person themselves can be involved in any plans to ensure that the young person can achieve their full potential, this also helps to make sure the young person feels valued.
A child’s development will be monitored and ensures a healthy progression during their early years. By having partnerships in place and interacting with them on a regular basis, if needed, allows the child’s safety to remain a priority. It also helps the child’s parents to have access to all of the services and support they may need for their child. By understanding the importance of working with partnerships, allows for the protection and security to be maintained, their development to be monitored and controlled and to safeguard their general wellbeing. However recognising and knowing when or where to use these services are the key to safe guarding the child or young person’s wellbeing.
Working with children and young people brings a significant duty of care and we need to recognise that the younger and more vulnerable the child the greater the duty of care. Your vigilance and attention keeps children and young people safe as they develop: • the ability to foresee and cope with potential dangers • more robust immune systems • empathy –understanding their actions may hurt or upset others • communication skills to be able to talk about harm others may be doing to them B- Explain how duty of care contributes to the safe guarding or protection of individual Having a duty of care should guarantee the safeguarding of children in my care. Risk Assessments – carrying out and reviewing risk assessments for all of
Boundaries are there to guide children and young people’s behaviour in the setting and it is very important for all staffs to consistently apply these boundaries fairly. Behaviour is learnt from what we see others do or say, so, it is very important for the staff to watch children closely and make sure that they apply the boundaries at all times. The importance of staffs applying the rules and boundaries are: It helps children and people to know what is right from wrong. For example, when a child knows what is right from wrong, or what is acceptable and what is not, then they will be able to do the right thing most of the time. If they know jumping is not allowed in the setting then they are going to behave accordingly.
CU1523 Working together for the Benefit of Children and Young People 1. Understand integrated and multi-agency working 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working * As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in out care achieve the ‘every child matters’. To be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve. * Team work with outside professionals is imminent to our work practises and I feel that integrating will help us achieve the outcome that we would like for our children and this will help them in their development going forward. This is an integral requirement of the eyfs.
An example of this is the Pre-school Learning Alliance. The Pre-school Learning Alliance is registered as a charity and receives funds from the members but also receives funds from the local government. Voluntary setting are not profit as any money they do make they use on their further activities. Voluntary settings include The Scout Association, Local Play Schemes and swimming clubs. The third type of provision is Private/Independent Sector.
In a childcare setting there are many policies and procedures put in place to safeguard children from danger and harm. The child protection policy was put in place to ensure each child is observed closely and no child is suffering from significant harm within their home environment. The setting work with parents to ensure the safety of children is considered. The health and safety policy was put in place to ensure the setting is a safe environment for children to be in. All equipment must be set out for the correct age ranges, all equipment regularly cleaned, ensure there are no broken toys etc.
It is usual for playgroups to be run by parents or a committee. Nursery classes Nursery classes are provides by state run or private schools. They is often more structure to the sessions provided by this type of early years setting and are sometimes attached to a primary school. Children may attend the nursery classes from 3 years old. Three and four year