Unit 002 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Setting’s Outcome 1 1:2 Identify standards that influence the way your role is carried out. Policies and Procedures ensure that all staff are fully aware of what their own duties are and to provide precise instructions about what to do and make sure there are clear steps that must be taken to protect children from harm and abuse. For example In Teddy Bears Room (Babies Room) setting there are certain standards that we have to follow whilst working with the babies. This is why in the nursery setting we have policies and procedures that influence the way that we work. We must follow these policies for babies, young children and staff at all times.
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. What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2006) These guidelines deal with people working with children and how they can safeguard and promote their welfare – as well as what actions to take if they have concerns. Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) This legislation details the responsibilities of all organisations and people to be aware of, prevent and report hazards, accidents and incidents. Policies All schools should have local policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. In my setting there are the following policies/procedures: * Safeguarding Children – what action to take and who to go to (Child Protection Officer) if you have concerns or if a child makes a disclosure.
I make sure I go by all these in my work role so I know I’m safeguarding the children to the best of my ability. Observing and assessing children’s development is essential so you are alert to anything that is not expected of that child at their development, we should also keep parents/careers up to date. Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals by protecting them from any harm weather it’s physical or psychological. IN our nursery we safeguard children by * Setting clear boundaries for children’s behaviour and using strategies to discourage behaviour which could harm others. We do this according to their developmental stage.
Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. As well as having a safeguarding policy of our own at school, I am aware that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has its own safeguarding policy. This requires all organisations that work with children to co-operate to keep children safe from harm. The Stoke-on-Trent safeguarding children’s board is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments working within the area work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children. They monitor the success of the work that is done by local agencies to guarantee that all practitioners within the area have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures, policies and requirements.
At our primary school, (Blakesley Hall) we have a Data Protection Act policy. The Data Protection Act was created in 1998. The aim of confidentiality at a school is to ensure the child is protected at all times, monitor their progress and to give members of staff guidance as to their legal and professional job roles. Blakesley Hall Primary School strives to keep the children safe, secure and successful. They want to create a safe and secure learning environment in order to keep the children safe from danger and make them feel as though every child matters.
We have a named person responsible for keeping abreast with any change in legislation that will ‘cascade’ any new information down to the staff. All staff are included in the review of policies and are given copies if any changes have been made. K4H776/777/778 We believe that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance. We make our setting a safe and healthy place for children, parents, staff and volunteers. We aim to make children, parents and staff aware of health and safety issues and to minimise the hazards and risks to enable the children to thrive in a healthy and safe environment by: Awareness raising ▪ Our induction training for staff and volunteers includes a clear explanation of health and safety issues so that all adults are able to adhere to our policy and procedures, as they understand their shared responsibility for health and safety.
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
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
2.2 Roles and responsibilities when keeping children safe All governors and staff have a shared responsibility to safeguard children. They all have to be familiar with and follow setting’s procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. However, there are certain designated persons in school with more specific roles and responsibilities, who must be contact to express concerns about a child’s welfare. All Staff and Volunteers To know how to work with the policy/procedures of the setting To know when and how to respond to when concern are raised To appreciate the guidance of the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board To supervise children within set ratios To observe and monitor children to make sure they grown up in confidence To work as a part of professional team To monitor children health and general well- being To be a role model of positive behavior To be suitable qualified with full DBS clearance Protect children from harm from Internet/social media etc. Class teacher To work as a key person and actively engage with family in order to develop positive relationships and develop trust To maintain attendance record to maintain safe collection procedure for children The Designated Person for Child Protection (DPCP): has knowledge and skills for recognising and acting upon Child Protection concerns.
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