TDA 2.2; Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1. Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 1.1 Identify the currant legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Statutory and regulatory health and safety requirements are in place to protect pupils, staff, families, yourself and visitors to the setting; all employees have a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. In 1992 The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations consolidated the existing legislation. Then in 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations put in place risk assessment of facilities e.g. reporting potential health and or safety risks. Some of the main legislation around safeguarding children began with the Children Act (1989). This was updated with the Children Act (2004) which, among other things, included the principle of integrated children’s services and incorporated the five main principles of Every Child Matters (2003), which clearly states that every child is entitled to: 1. be healthy
2. Stay safe
3. Enjoy and achieve
4. Make a positive contribution
5. Achieve economic wellbeing.
In 2010, another key document was updated and published by the government. Called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, it outlines the key responsibilities for professionals in protecting children from harm and keeping them safe. There is an organization that is called the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) they are responsible for making sure unsuitable people cannot get work with children or young people one of the ways that this is done is with a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). In Early years setting there is the Statutory Framework called Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in this there are regulations on children’s welfare, suitable people, suitable premises, environment and equipment. There are many different agencies that will be involved with safeguarding children and young people’s welfare for example concerns about the welfare of a 4 year old in nursery might involve the child’s key person, the family health visitor, the GP, the social worker and the family support worker. Concerns about cyber-bullying among teenagers in a secondary school might involve their teachers, mentors, parent support advisor or voluntary worker from an organization like Kidscape. E-Safety, The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) was launched in 2008 in response to concerns about Internet safety. Its role is to safeguard children in relation to this issue. The Council has produced a strategy to increase awareness of Internet safety, set out measures to protect children from unsuitable sites and establish codes of practice.
2. Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures.
2.1. Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses.
You should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of illnesses here are possible signs; * Changes in temperature, e.g. becoming very hot or cold, becoming clammy or shivering * Changes in facial color, e.g. becoming pale or red
* Being upset, generally distressed, not wanting to play games when usually enjoys it very much * Complaining of a continuous headache or stomach ache
* Coughing or sneezing continuously
* Having a much reduced ability to concentrate or falls asleep * Diarrhoea and/or vomiting
* Continuous itching
* Displays a rash
* Finding it visible unable to breathe probably
2.2. Describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured.
2.3 Identify circumstances when children and young people might require urgent medical attention.
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