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Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.

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Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. Unit 025 Outcome 1 Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are - The UNCRC - The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child. The Children's Act 1988 legislates for England and Wales The Children's Act 2004 puts in place .. -- A children's commissioner for England -- A director for children's services within each local authority -- A duty on local authorities and their partners, including the police, health service providers, youth justice teams to cooperate in promoting the well-being of children and young people and have arrangements that safeguard and promote their welfare. -- Local Safe Guarding Boards -- Revised legislation for physical punishment, it is now an offence to hit a child if it causes mental harm or leaves a lasting mark. -- CAF common assessment framework - helping to identify individual needs. -- revised arrangements for sharing information â (Data Protection Act 1998 the Eight Principles) The outcomes for ECM - Every Child Matters, a green paper that emerged from the report of Lord Laming, made in response to Victoria Climbie's terribly tragic death. What To Do If You Are Worried A Child Is Being Abused 2003 is national guidance that brings together the content from Working Together To Safeguard Children and the Framework For The Assessment Of Children In Need and Their Families 2000. The Protection of Children Act 1999 is the law that ensures settings do not offer employment that involves regular contact with children paid or unpaid where listed as unsuitable to work with children â The CRB disclosure form. The Criminal Records Bureau is the central point for accessing the records kept on two lists - the Department of Education list and the Department of Heath list. ...read more.


Psychology service roles and responsibilities are: ⢠Provide support for children who have experienced abuse or harm. School nurses roles and responsibilities are: ⢠School nurses have regular contact with children from the ages of 5-19. ⢠They are lead professionals for CAF (Common Assessment Framework). ⢠School nurses provide a role in delivering the Healthy Child Programme. They access children and implement their needs such as individual or group needs. ⢠School nurses work with parents or carers in the care and treatment of vulnerable children. They can provide support to the families to help them achieve better parental skills. Outcome 3 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. Children and young people safeguarded from harm and growing up in circumstances where they are safe and supported are able to achieve their optimal outcomes throughout childhood and their teenage years and into adulthood. Children and young people, when asked what their priorities are, they identify the overriding need to feel safe or to participate in normal life without risk of danger. Sadly, not all children are able to do so. The importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people should be recognised in all settings, particularly educational settings where children spend much of their time. This responsibility includes settings providing services for adults who are parents or carers. Every adult working in the setting must be a suitable person to work with young children, and must have been checked of their suitability thoroughly. This includes students on placements and regular volunteers. Children and young people want to be listened to and have their views taken into account when key decisions are being made about their lives. In working with children and young people, staff should listen to what they are communicating and act on their concerns in a manner that enables the child to fully participate in decisions affecting his or her life at the same time as ensuring his or her safety. ...read more.


⢠begins to truant ⢠becomes withdrawn anxious, or lacking in confidence ⢠starts stammering ⢠attempts or threatens suicide or runs away ⢠cries themselves to sleep at night or has nightmares ⢠feels ill in the morning ⢠begins to do poorly in school work ⢠comes home with clothes torn or books damaged ⢠has possessions which are damaged or " go missing" ⢠asks for money or starts stealing money (to pay bully) ⢠has dinner or other monies continually "lost" ⢠has unexplained cuts or bruises ⢠comes home starving (money / lunch has been stolen) ⢠becomes aggressive, disruptive or unreasonable ⢠is bullying other children or siblings ⢠stops eating ⢠is frightened to say what's wrong ⢠gives improbable excuses for any of the above ⢠is afraid to use the internet or mobile phone ⢠is nervous & jumpy when a cyber message is received These signs and behaviours could indicate other problems, but bullying should be considered a possibility and should be investigated Procedures 1. Report bullying incidents to staff 2. In cases of serious bullying, the incidents will be recorded by staff 3. In serious cases parents should be informed and will be asked to come in to a meeting to discuss the problem 4. If necessary and appropriate, police will be consulted 5. The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly An attempt will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour Outcomes 1) Following a discussion with all parties, the bully (bullies) may be asked to take responsibility for their actions and genuinely apologise verbally or in writing. Other consequences in line with the behaviour policy may take place. 2) In serious cases, suspension or even exclusion will be considered 3) If possible, the pupils will be reconciled 4) After the incident / incidents have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored to ensure repeated bullying does not take place. Prevention We will use KIDSCAPE methods for helping children to prevent bullying. ...read more.

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