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.
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.
1. Why is it important to safeguard children and young people? Legislation, guidelines and policies place a duty on all those working in schools to ensure the health, safety and security of children in their care.The importance of safeguarding children and young people is also significant in enabling them to develop and reach their full potential. Failure to safeguard children and young people can have a negative impact on a child’s development and health. 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.
These are: • To allow children to be healthy • Allow children to remain safe in their environments • Help children to enjoy life • Assist children in their quest to succeed • Help make a positive contribution to the lives of children • Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures. Another legal requirement is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, what ever type of family they come from. It states that children must be properly cared for and protected from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents or anyone else who looks after them. K3M156 – The relevant legal requirements and procedures covering confidentiality and the disclosure of information include the Data Protection Act.
Also supporting and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and ensuring that this is being promoted in and out the setting to all children and young people. Always making sure that the child and young person fulfill of the opportunties which all children and young people should be offered. Discrimination is also within the wider concept of child protection. All children and young people should all be treated equality and their needs should always be meet with the support from staff members. Children and young people should always be offered the same opportunities as their peers and should always be respected.
Unit title: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit number: SHC 32 1.2 – Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards Children deserve the best possible care for their well-being and development. When parents opt to make use of centre-based settings (kindergartens, play schools, nurseries etc) it is important that the persons assigned with the care of their children, do give the best alternative care possible and the standards are maintained to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. Practitioners should be qualified and trustworthy persons who are able and trained to respond appropriately to the children’s different needs. Practitioners are committed at all times to ensure the safety and welfare of the children. Children often challenge their own abilities but are not always able to recognise the risks involved therefore they need to be supervised closely to prevent and reduce the severity of injury.
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
E5. Describe the issues that affect the planning of a challenging environment for children. There are many issues and reasons that could affect the planning for the children; these include policies and procedures, health and safety, supervision, children’s rights, age/stage/abilities of the children, children’s choice, and resources available. Policies and procedures within a setting during activities are really important for example safe guarding policy, this is important because we need to make sure all the children within the setting are kept safe and no harm can come to them or is able to get to them for example, locks on doors, baby gates, finger trapping devices. To make this not affect the planning, staff know what to do to make sure all the policies and procedures are met and stay within the nursery.
CYP 3.3 Task 3 It is important that school and further education provide a safe enviroment for a child or young person to learn and thrive. This is only possible when theier health , safety and wellbeing is not being compromised. Education is important for a person to flourish and empower them to achieve a life outside of poverty and sometimes away from harm. To do this we need to follow policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people , and the adults who work with them. All adults with whom have contact with the children should be CRB checks, this checks and criminal records and background.
In every work role, to have a duty of care means to exercise a reasonable degree of attention and caution in order to avoid negligence which would lead to harm to others. Vigilance and attention are very important in keeping the children safe as they develop. Children and young people do not have the ability to care for themselves because they have not yet developed their physical and cognitive skills, so they need care from the adults around them. The younger and more vulnerable the child is, the greater the duty of care towards them. This means that the children that are in your care need the appropriate attention in order to make them feel safe and protected.