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Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed.

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P5, M3, D2 P5 - Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed. M3 - Assess strategies and methods used to minimise the harm to children, young people and their families where abuse is confirmed. D2 - Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, refers to current legislation and policies. This assignment us going to investigate strategies, methods and responses to children young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed, Also it's going to look at how to minimise harm to children and young people, then look at the responses to abuse in terms of the legislation. A key method of ensuring that children and young people are supported is that professionals are aware of what abuse is, what the signs are and the impact on children and young people who have been abused, also in the case study it mentions that the person is a teaching assistant and this would require child protection training so this should mean that the teaching assistant is aware of the signs of abuse, Some policies state that all professionals working directly with child and young have child protection training; The main reasons why this is a policy or a requirement for people coming to direct ...read more.

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This method links in with the primary schools policy, in not keeping secrets and also though protecting the wellbeing of Jake, as he appears to be at risk at home, due to his step dad. * = reference to Ambleside Primary schools safeguarding policy - written by Embleside Primary school. Strategies used to minimise risk to children There are a number of strategies to minimise the risk to children and young people, one of these is known as 'providing active support' and this means empowering the child and young person, this can be though supporting their needs, giving them information, or being ready to listen when they are prepared to talk, this is vital and is a really good way to minimise the future problems they may face when dealing with exploitive situations or becoming abusive themselves, also with child and young people who have been abused they may find it hard to trust people or have extremely low confidence, By providing active support it show the child or young person people care about them are will listen and value what they have to say. The negative side to active support could be that children and young people may become defensive or aggressive as they don't want to talk to people or they may find it hard coming to terms with what's happened to them. ...read more.

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ensure the child's safe, it's also important for them to beware that by law the child's opinion and views need to be taken and involved in the decisions being made. In conclusion, the teaching assistant could response to jakes situation in a number of ways, using the safeguarding policy he or she should take the evidence, which would be the changes in behaviour and attendance concerns to the designated person which is either the head teacher or child protection officer, who will then keep a record of reports and should then refer the pupil to protection agencies. A way that Jake could be supported in the aftermath is also important some of things that could be put in place to help him cope with the effects of abuse are things like play therapy and counselling to help him overcome with low self esteem and talk about what's happened and how he feels about it so he has closure on the situation, This is used because by him talking about what's happened, how it's made him feel, and the impact it's had on him, he can look at ways of moving on from this and not letting the situation stay with him with negative and angry emotions because as he gets older the emotions that his felt towards his step-dad and maybe his mum may appear. ...read more.

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A very good essay that discusses child strategies and looks at how this is related to child legislation. It demonstrates a good amount of research but I feel that it could be expanded by relating to actual examples.

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 27/03/2013

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