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The Children Act 2004 and Abuse.

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´╗┐Children Act The children act 2004 is an act to make provision for the creation of a Children?s Official; to make delivery about services on condition that to and for children and undeveloped people by local authorities and other individuals; to make running in relation to England about commended and support services relating to family records. The act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and other individuals to better normalise official interference in the interests of children. This Act's ultimate purpose is to make the UK better and safer for children of all ages. The idea behind the Act is to promote between multiple official units to improve the overall well-being of children. The 2004 Act also specifically provided for including and affecting disabled children. A parent or guardian may abuse or neglect a child by imposing harm, or by failing to act to stop harm. ...read more.

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Emotional abuse may include an over-all failure to flourish, not meeting predictable developing milestones and on the surface a child may be attention seeking tells lies, have an incapability to have fun, low self-esteem, speech disorders, and be improperly affectionate towards others. Sexual abuse may include bruising regular with being held firmly, distress in walking and sitting, pain or impatient in the genital area, release or blood on under clothes, or loss of appetite. Interactive signs may consist of drawings or play performance displays of sexual activity, sexual explicit language, facts of adult sexual behaviour, poor self-esteem and a child who is withdrawn. Staff working in the Alperton Nursery have a duty of care towards the children attending and this duty brings with it the responsibility to ensure that all efforts are made to safeguard children from assumed and actual harm. Children attending the nursery have a right to feel safe and staff, in partnership with parents or guardian, have a responsibility to act on any concerns they may have regarding a child’s welfare and wellâbeing. ...read more.

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Alperton Nursery purpose is to: * Guarantee that children are never placed at risk while in the care of the nursery staff. * Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times. * Confirm that all staff are alert to the signs and understand what is meant by safeguarding and are aware of the different ways in which children can be harmed, including by other children, for example bullying. * Make sure that all staff are familiar with safeguarding issues and procedures when they register with the nursery and kept informed of all updates when they occur. * Regularly review and update this policy The primary responsibility of Alperton Nursery is the welfare and security of children in the nursery care. As such the staff believe they have a duty to the children, parents or guardian and themselves to act quickly and responsibly in any case in point that may come to their attention. All staff work as part of a multiâagency team where needed in the finest concern of the child. ...read more.

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