If the child is in danger they will take action to remove the child from the danger. Police The police have a special unit called Child Abuse Investigation Unit, who work with the social worker to protect children from harm. If a child is in immediate danger they will remove the child or the person causing the danger. They will also make decisions whether a crime has been committed and gather information from other agencies involved in the case. GP/Hospital GP’s or doctors at hospital may examine a child with injuries that they suspect to be non-accidental.
* Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children. * Participation: that the childrens wishes and feelings should be taken into account so that they can contribute to any decisions which may affect them. * Protection: Children must be protected from serious harm. The local authorities have a duty to investigate any report that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, from serious harm. * Provision: states that services that are necessary to safeguard children shouls be provided.
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused or harmed Everyone working with children and young people should know what to look out for to know of things which they need to spot to recognise when a child is being abused or harmed. This does not mean that every sign means that a child is being abused. Sometimes signs are not seen physically but their behaviour can also indicate this. It is important that you monitor any changes in behaviour and sometimes a child could be facing different types of abuse this could include physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect. Physical abuse This is when a child is being physically abused this could include hitting, smacking, punching, kicking or include objects being thrown at them.
Safeguarding and promoting Children’s Welfare Every child receives and enjoys challenging learning and development experiences that meets their individual needs and make sure they are safe. Child minders must safeguard children at all times if abuse is suspected it must be reported and I must record it. Documentation In my setting I have all the relevant policies and procedures to do with safeguarding I must record any accidents and bruises and tell parents about any incidents that has happened when they arrive. Suitable premises environment and equipment Indoor spaces toys furniture and equipment must be safe and suitable for the children in my setting Organisation Child-minders have to plan and organise in their setting to ensure the children develop and achieve challenging learning experiences Data Protection Act
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
Safe guarding children Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.These are as follows: The united conventions on the rights of the child 1989 This sets out the rights and freedom of all children. Children Act 1989 This identifies the responsibilities of the parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. Education Act 2002 To set out the responsibilities of the local education authorities (LEAs) Children Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for the Every Child Matters. Working together to safeguard children 2010 Working Together sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and
Serious case reviews will have the importance of, sharing information and communication, keeping an correct timeline of events, overcoming the problems of hard-to-reach families, clear planning and roles, good assessments of the child’s case, working with agencies that parents may be getting services from and early acknowledgement of a child that is in need of protection by services. Sometimes a public inquiry is done after serious incidents. The public and different organisations can give evidence and can listen to spoken evidence given by others. This is then produces as a written report
1.1 Working with children and family takes places within a legal context, Section 11 of the children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on the key people and bodies to make arrangement to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Though my project contains mainly adult with learning difficulties, all organisations that works with children and family share a common commitment to safeguard and promote their welfare and for many agencies that is underpinned by a statutory duty. It is very important that all organisation working to safeguard children understands their full responsibilities, accountability and duties as set out by the law Working Together to safeguard children sets out the guidelines on how organisation and individuals should work together to safeguard and promotes the welfare of children and young people. This policy states that all organisations that provide services or work with children and young people should: 1.Have senior managers that are committed to children and young people safeguard and promotes children, 2. Be clear about people’s responsibilities to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
The Children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales. 1. Children Act 1989 (England and Wales)/Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995: These acts were brought in to simplify the laws to protect children and young people. These laws made it clear to all people who work with children what their duties were and how they all should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. England and Wales produced separate documents – Working together to Safeguard Children (1999) – which highlights the duties of professionals towards children who are at risk of abuse.
In my future perfession, there are many issues. The Social Worker can be experience pychiatric as well as emotional stress. CPS social workers are responsible for accessing, identifying and documenting cases of abuse or neglect among children and finding the appropriate services to enhance child welfare. Education Portal’s decription of a CPS Social Worker is as follows: “CPS social workers must be able to identify immediate threats made to a child and provide arrangements that comply with state and federal laws and agency procedures. These duties may include, but are not limited to: providing counseling and support services to children and parents.