The roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding then welfare of children and young people are:- Children’s Charities: NSPCC, Barnados, Childe Line which are there to support children and allow the child to talk with confidence knowing help and support is at hand. They also can help and support family, parents and any one working/caring for children and young people. Social Care: This involves social workers who are assigned to children, young people and families cases as and when needed to identify any kind of abuse. They can be contacted by the Hospital (A&E), School, Police and even parents themselves. NHS: The NHS can be involved through going into schools on the vaccination programmes, hearing and eye test’s also height and weight checks as part of the feel great programme.
The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings 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 requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
Even though they are separate, they work with each other to benefit the child. Social Services They provide help for vulnerable children and their families. They may already be involved with a child or the school may contact them if they think a child needs their help. They carry out the initial assessment of the child thought to be at risk to find out the child's needs, the ability of parents to meet the needs and family environmental factors. They meet and conduct interviews with the child and family members and liaise with other agencies sharing their knowledge at meetings.
Safegurading the welfare of children and young people 1.2 The different agencies involved in safeguarding in schools are, social services, police, NHS, Brekfast clubs. There intentions are the same but there roles are completely different. Social services role is to make sure that all children are in a happy family enviroment also making sure that they are healthy and that there parents can cope with the childs development stages. Also if a child is off school for a long time or if they keep arriving late to school a teacher will report it to them so they can make a check. The police also make checks on parents/children if they have recived a complaint.
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
They may also suffer attachment disorder and trust issues. For children that suffer with transition no matter how big or small it is vital that they are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss these changes. If your school has the right experienced staff you should be able to put together transition packages that help these children through their transition and lower the risk of any negative behaviour, anxieties, low self-esteem or academic development issues. A Positive relationship through transition for children and young people can help considerably if the child or young person has at least one strong relationship with someone supporting them during this transition process. First we need to
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER EVALUATION STANDARDS A: Assessment/Evaluation A-1: The social worker uses a variety of techniques or methods to gather information regarding student and/or program needs. Sample Performance Indicators a) Assesses and evaluates behavior problems resulting in school violations and helps in different assessments regarding causal relationships. b) Evaluates students to determine their need for school social work or other services. c) Conducts the social development study for students referred for special education services. d) Administers standardized behavior scales.
As defined by the American School Counselors Association (2010), the professional school counselor has numerous roles when addressing the population of students with disabilities. These roles are identified as advocacy, transition planning, behavior modification, counseling parents, making referrals to specialists, improving self-esteem, working as part of the school multidisciplinary team, teaching social skills, and serving as consultants to parents and school staff. There are many hats the professional school counselor must wear, however it is important to note that an efficient school counselor executing an effective comprehensive school guidance program will be implementing these responsibilities in collaboration with school administration, staff, and parents. In collaboration with other school staff, school counselors must search and serve, that is, they must be capable of identifying and promptly serving students who
Poverty not only has an effect on the children but teaching them also. This paper will examine all of the effects of Head Start and Early Head Start and how to prepare children for school. Also, it shows evidence from research to improve school readiness of children in poverty. Poverty Affecting Child Education Poverty is a very well-known issue in the United States; this issue affects people of all ages. There are many issues with poverty in early childhood education.
Should schools be concerned with parental/home involvement? Introduction This assignment will look at the importance of parental involvement in schools and their child’s education and two of the main areas concerning communication between parents and schools. Firstly, this report asks the question is parental involvement important? Secondly, school reports are considered with an analysis of their effectiveness as a means of communication and thirdly parents’ evenings as a forum for discussion and encouraging parental involvement. This report is going to explore the perceived problems with the current systems with a review of relevant literature and a brief look at what can be done to encourage parents to become more involved in their child’s education.