Similarly, Axford (2009) agrees with this but states that different foci of well-being initiatives have implications for the type of policies and programmes that are supported. These include the child’s needs, poverty, quality of life, social exclusion or children’s rights. We are looking to find why and what effect promoting health and well-being has on children and young people if they start from a young age and what factors to take into consideration to promote it effectively. To do this, the issue of how critical the first few years of a child’s life, should be explored and also what effective interventions are already put in place to promote health and well-being. Why is it so important to
3. Be able to support children and young people to assess and manage risk 4.1. Outline the importance of taking a balanced approach to risk Management It is clear that legislation, policies and procedures play an important role in keeping children and young people safe while in the care of responsible adults. Health and Safety legislation is pivotal in this, although some have agued that the level of policy, in terms of the reach into the everyday lives of children and young people, has led to a risk averse society (Beck, U. 1992; Huntington, R. 2004).
TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people 1 Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. The current legislation for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is working with the children, young people and their family’s to ensure the risk of harm is minimized which might include sexual, physical or emotional abuse or even neglect. There are a lot of legislations in place which mostly all of them cover the same thing safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, many laws have come into place to strengthen the ways that children are protected. There are more than just a couple of acts in place the education act 2002 is one of them which requires school governing bodies, local education and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, adoption and children’s act 2002 which amends the children act 1989 with definition of harm which now includes a child witnessing violence.
* Be aware of children who have not engaged or participated in the activities. 4.2 Multi agencies work together to improve children and young people’s development. Outcomes for children and young people can be improved when a multi-agency approach is taken, this means that many other services will be involved in working with children and young people in ways that will support their development. These agencies function effectively by meeting together, discussing the support or resources needed for the child/young person/families, working together cohesively towards a common goal, to ensure the welfare and development of the child/young person. Some children and young people need support from a range of services and the SENCO is usually the person who has the responsibility for liaising with these services, to obtain the help need.
LEAD PACTICE IN PROMOTING THE WELL BEING AND RESILIENCE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. 1.1 A child`s well-being is of great importance and Understanding what affects children’s subjective well-being is vital if they are to be encouraged and supported to be active participants in society, their community and family. The evidence shows that a low level of subjective well-being is associated with a wide range of social and personal problems. Children need to be given the conditions to learn and develop. This includes cognitive and emotional development, fostered through access to play in the early years and high quality education in school, and physical development, for example through a nutritious diet.
ASSESSMENT PLAN CT 229 - Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Date: 29/3/13 This unit is about safeguarding children and young people. Government has put in place various legislations and mechanisms to protect children and young people from harm . In order to enable them to develop fully, practitioners are obliged to perform their roles in ensuring that the environment, staff and all activities are organised to protect children and young people and support them when there are concerns. This is also done with relevant stakeholders to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved. I would like you to think of the reasons why such systems are in place and different ways by which children and young people can be exposed to harm.
In my opinion a good practitioner needs to have ability to continue to learn and reflect to achieve. 4.2 Explain how institutions, agencies and services can affect children and young people’s development. There are many institutions, agencies and services that can affect a child’s or young person’s development. These include social workers, speech and language
INFORMATION SHEET Challenging Behaviour – Supporting Change Using a functional assessment to understand challenging behaviour and identify ways of supporting behaviour change Mark Addison, Counselling Psychologist, Community Learning Disability Team, Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust. When a child’s behaviour has been identified as challenging, it is essential that a rationale is first provided as to exactly why it is challenging. Indeed, a problem for one person is not always a problem for another person. Sometimes the question must be asked, “Whose problem is it?” This is not to suggest that a difference of opinion should be ignored. Indeed, the fact that one person believes a behaviour to be a bigger problem than someone else, may simply reflect a limited knowledge about child development, or unrealistic expectations about how the child should behave.
Safeguarding 3d Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed 1. Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that cause concern in the context of safe guarding What is safe guarding? Safe guarding is not only about protecting children from abuse, it encompasses, protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of children’s health development, ensuring that they are growing up in an environment that provide safe effective care, and helping them to have the best chances in life so they can progress to adulthood successfully. possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours of a child or young person who is being harmed/abused Physical Abuse Physical abuse is when an adult inflicts physical injuries on a child or does not prevent them from happening; examples of this are hitting, shaking, or using excessive force on a child. Giving a child or allowing them to ingest alcohol or drugs would also be classed as physical abuse.
I am hoping by the end of this assignment to have a secure understanding of different types of abuse, how to identify it and what the next steps would be to prevent child abuse continuing. Safeguarding can be defined as keeping children safe from harm, giving parents the skills they need to bring the children up in a safe environment. Child protection and safeguarding are very similar, but child protection