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Unit 10 Dealing With Child Abuse - p3 and p4 and p5

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´╗┐Unit 10 Caring for children and young people P3- Explain the factors that would lead to suspicion of maltreatment or abuse. P4- Explain appropriate responses when child maltreatment or abuse is suspected. 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 referring to current legislations and policies In this assignment I am a support assistant in a reception class and I will be explaining factors that would lead to maltreatment or abuse and appropriate responses when maltreatment or abuse is suspected which I will then explain strategies and methods in which will help or stop further harm or abuse to a child and young person and their families. There are different types of abuse children or young people may go through as they are vulnerable and easy to target. These are the types of abuse that can likely occur; physical, emotional, sexual, intellectual, neglect and bullying. ...read more.

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Therefore all organisations provide programmes that will help build self-esteem and self-confidence. Schools are one of many settings that have a range of strategies used to support children in abuse or been through abuse by empowering and encouraging children as they can provide children with personal mentors who they can have regular one-on-one sessions, where they can express personal issues and build trust with professionals. Voluntary organisation such as NSPCC have different programmes with strategies that will help children or young people overcome abuse, also providing help and support for their families such as sessions on how to build and regain better relationship and methods suitable each individual or family issue. This organisation use strategies that avoid stereotyping to allow the child to have a chance to express their issues rather than being prejudged. It is vital for all organisations to stress the importance of a child?s rights. Professional need to explain to the child what behaviour is acceptable and what behaviour is not acceptable within a family. M3 There are strategies and programmes used to help and promote the wellbeing of children and young people but some strategies are more effective than others. NSPCC is an effective programme used to help children, young people and their families as they provide different programmes to fit ...read more.

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It?s important to reassure the child that the people you have informed will try to help them, ensuring you do not give them fails hope. The Local Authority and Social Services Act 1970 ensures children's safety and well-being, support workers must promote this within their work as when child abuse or maltreatment is suspected, they will need to contact higher authority to ensure the child's situation is dealt with in the right manor,. This Act provides appropriate guidelines for different authorities for support workers to contact depending on a child's individual situation. The Children Act 1989 is another legislation that support worker should work by as is has been put in place to promote the rights and well-being of children within their family home, education and other social institutions. This professional and parents a guideline on how a child must be treated and also giving them an understanding of the importance of the way children should be looked after. Support workers abiding by this act will help children, young people and their families stay safe. BIBILOGRAPHY -Stretch B, Whitehouse M (2010) Health and social care level three book 1 BTEC national. Oxford Pearson. -Stretch B, Whitehouse M (2010) Health and social care level three book 2 BTEC national. Oxford Pearson. ...read more.

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