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.
Most children with asthma manage the illness well and carry an inhaler with them. | Epilepsy | Children with epilepsy may rarely have attacks, but it is important that you are aware if what to do when this happens. A first aider should always be called. A child who has an attack must be kept safe from harm. As they recover from the seizure, they will need to be reassured.
NSPCC role and responsibilities is to also work with other organisations such as social services, police, family protection, education and health services. Health Visitors’ roles and responsibilities are to recognise if a child is being abused or neglected. A health visitors’ role and is also to support babies and children under the age of 5. General Practitioners (GP’s) roles and responsibilities are to maintain the skills in recognising if a child is being abused or neglected, they need to follow all the correct procedures if abuse or neglect is suspected. All GP’s should have regular training and update their training when necessary.
This law ensures that nobody unsuitable holds a position that involves close contact with children. This includes paid and unpaid employment. This Act gives the Secretary of State the power to keep a record of those who are found to be unsuitable to work with children. Regulated childcare organisations (and also other organisations involved with children and young people) are required to refer the names of people who may need to be included in the PoCA list. A childcare employer is required to carry out checks with The Criminal Records Bureau before an offer of employment is made.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them. Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person brings together all previous legislation. Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people.
It is important that care givers follow this as if a child comes to harm or has suffered neglect the caregiver could face legal action. The children’s act (2004) is the piece of legislation that outlines the national framework for delivering children’s services and created the Every Child Matters five outcomes for children/young people which all professionals must work towards. Framework for assessment for children in need and their families is a policy to protect children from all types of harm and ensure that their development needs are responded to appropriately, a framework has been developed to provide a systematic way of analysing, understanding, and recording what is happening to children/young people within their families
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.
• When abuse is reported, Essex County Council and its partner agencies for example, Essex Police, NHS and the voluntary services will take joint action to ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded from further abuse, and their risks are managed appropriately. A vulnerable adult is any person aged 18 or over who: This booklet will cover: • What makes a person vulnerable • What is meant by abuse • Who abuses people, and where it takes place • What you can do if you are worried that somebody is being abused • The steps you can take to protect yourself from harm • What happens when we are informed that someone has been abused. 1. is or maybe in need of a community care service by reason of mental, physical or learning disability, age or illness. And who 2. is, or maybe, unable to take care of him or herself or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or serious exploitation. They may include: • People with a mental health problem or mental illness ( including dementia ) • People with a physical disability • People with a sensory impairment • People with a learning disability • People who are frail and/or experiencing a temporary illness What is abuse?
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. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. 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.
Some of these agencies are: * The NSPCC - "National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children" This organisation gives support and advice to children and young people through childline. The NSPCC also provides information for parents in order to help them to protect their children from abuse, self harm etc. They also have projects in local communities that gives services for children to protect them from abuse as well protecting children who might be at risk of abuse. * Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) The Criminal records Bureau is an organisation that carries out checks on anyone who wants to work with children, young people or elderly people. * The child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) This organisation runs an internet safety scheme called think you know.