Safeguarding: Bullying and Young Person

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Dawn Morris 17.11.14 Safeguarding Children

1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.

U N C R C- United Nations Convention on Right of Child

Agreement between several countries. UK and France first to join

Started in 1989. 41 articles/rights.
Right to be listened to
Right to have their say
Right to be protected from harm

The Children Act 1989 revised in 2004, emphasised the right that child's welfare is paramount.

2004 Act bought in children’s services and emphasised child's right over parents. 2004 Act no physical punishment.

The child and adoption act 2006 to give adopted children and foster children the same rights.

CYP Act 2008 to include 18-19 year olds.
The Sex Offender Act 1997 meant anyone under 18 was placed on sex offenders register.

Safeguarding and Vulnerable groups Act 2006 meant if working with vulnerable child or adult must have DBS.

Domestic Violence Act
E-Safety act 2008.

Policies in your own setting:

Child Protection Policy;
1. Definition of child abuse
2. Clear guidelines on what to do
3. Procedures to follow

Lone Working Policy
States when you can work alone and how long for

Whistle blowing policy

Try to pinpoint what is concerning you and why
Approach someone you trust and who you believe will respond
Make sure you get a satisfactory response, don't let matters drop Put your concerns in writing on a ‘Confidential Incident Record’.

ECM – Every Child Matters
Risk Assessment- make sure children are protected in your care or off site DBS.

1.2 Different agencies
LADO- Local Authority Designated Officers
SCS – Social Care Services
CPIU – Child Protection Investigation Unit
NSPCC – Information can be passed on anonymously
CAMHS – Children Adolescent Mental Health Service
CAF – Common Assessment Framework
Health Visitor
School Nurse

2.1 Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses Chicken pox – temperature, fever, sick, red rash, blisters Measles / rubella – 2/3 weeks fir symptoms to appear. Red/pink spots, swollen lymph nodes, fever, temperature, sire throat. Mumps – swelling and pain of one or both glands.

The mouth may feel dry, fever, high temperature, headache, feeling tired. Hand foot and mouth- red spots, ulcers in mouth and cheeks. Sides of fingers and toes, fever, sore throat. Impetigo – bullious and non – bullious is more contagious. Large fluid filled blisters around mouth. Goes after 3/5 days. Conjunctivitis – redness in whites of eyes or inner eyelids, increased amount of tears. Thick, yellow discharge, itchy eyes, burning eyes. Whooping cough- 3 stages. First cold and sire throat. Second whooping cough and third it gets less and less. Can last 6 to 20 days after infection. Caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. Tonsillitis- red and swollen tonsils, high temperature.

Gastroenteritis - diarrhoea, sickness, dehydrated.

2.2 Describe the actions to take when children or young people are injured. All work places must have at least one qualified first aider. It is essential that you know who the named first aiders is. Reporting to the manager or senior care is particularly important when a child/YP has suffered a head bump. Information on incidents and accidents must be recorded in the incident or accident report book. If you have observed an incident or accident you will have to provide details on what occurred and the action you took. You should make notes as soon after the event as possible. A manager or member of staff with the authority to do so will complete and sign the reports. Serious accidents have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive by law.

2.3 Identify circumstances when children and young people might require urgent medical attention. 1. When a child bumps their head and becomes sleepy or drowsy. 2. Severe diarrhoea or...
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