TDA 2.2 : Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Task 1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
• The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
• Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004
• The Education Act 2002
• Policies which safeguard (safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting, e-safety, bullying, including cyber-bullying)
• Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006)
• What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused (2006) (http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/pages/lscbs.aspx
Task 1.2 Describe the role of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people.
When looking or assessing the needs of individual children, there are agencies that work together in partnership to safeguard the child’s safety and welfare and there may be meetings between the child and family, health services, social services and the school. The bullet points below include agencies that work in partnership to safeguard children.
The school is responsible for
Following the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSC) procedures
All staff attending child protection training
Work with parents except if it is conflicting with the need to guarantee the child’s safety
Report any concern or incident to senior colleague because confidentiality is essential and write or record a clear, accurate and truthful account of their observation on the same day
Ensuring that if a referral is made to social services, that the head of the school most make sure that the report of the incident is sent to the social worker dealing with the case with in 48 hours
Any child who is identified as ‘at risk’ or who has being placed in the Child Protection Register should be monitored for their attendance and development
(Hazelbury Children Centre and Infant School:...