Youth Work Practice and Princples Essay

454 WordsAug 22, 20122 Pages
Unit 1 Understanding Youth Work Practice and Principles 6.3/6.1 There are key elements of my organisation’s child protection policy and procedures such as our staff development and the learners/young people themselves which are vital to our college and protecting our learners/young people. Our staff development days are hugely important; the college ensures that all staff are fully trained and aware of our child protection policy and safe guarding procedures ensuring we safeguard our learners/young people. All staff must complete safe guarding 1 during induction to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect, all sessions are mandatory and further sessions are put on throughout the year ensuring all staff have a chance to attend. Staff must later complete safe guarding 2, which is an online test then safe guarding 3, which takes the form of case studies and aims to fill in areas which staff might not have understood fully. Another key element to our college is the learners/young people. Safe guarding is introduced right from their induction, learners/young people have to identify designated senior persons (DSP) as part of their induction qualification. Learners/young people must also attend safe guarding tutorials throughout the year. Safe guarding is promoted throughout the college with photos of the designated senior persons (DSP) all around the college. The safe guarding policy and procedure is highlighted in all staff and learner sessions. The policy can be accessed by the college intranet and highlights exactly what to do if a case of abuse is suspected and/or reported. Young people are classed as children right up to the age of 18, once over 18 they could be classed as a vulnerable adult if they have learning difficulties, mental health difficulties or anything which means they may not be able to take responsibility for themselves. If a young person

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