Safeguarding

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TDA 2.2.1
Safeguarding was introduced over the last 50 years. The term Safeguarding has replaced the term Child protection. The most recent legislation was updated March 2013. There have been a number of high profile cases which has caused shock and highlighted weaknesses in the system, such as agencies not sharing the information they have. In the new legislation it is stated that safeguarding children – The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility, everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as – Protect the child from maltreatment.

Preventing impairment of children’s health or development. Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. The department for education sets out guidance for agencies including schools to set up policies to safeguard. Once set up they must be adhered to by all staff and visitors within the setting. There are 5 main areas that children need Safeguarding from

* ABUSE – A form of maltreatment of a child. This can also happen via the internet. Cyber Bullying. * PHYSICAL ABUSE – A form of abuse that involves Hitting, Shaking, Throwing, Poisoning, Burning and Scalding. Causing physical harm to the child. * EMOTIONAL ABUSE – The persistent emotional maltreatment of a child to cause server and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. * SEXUAL ABUSE – Involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, not necessarily involving a high level of violence. * NEGLACT – The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs. Due to the increase of technology it is now more important than ever to safeguard the children with E-safety. It is important to have...
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