Cyp 3.3 Childcare Level 3 Guidelines

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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG

PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE (QCF)

GUIDANCE FOR

UNDERSTAND HOW TO SAFEGUARD THE

WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

UNIT CODE: CYP CORE 3.3

Unit content

1. Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people

Current legislation, guidelines and policies regarding the safeguarding of children and young people relevant to own home country:

Legislation: Children Act 1989; Children Act 2004; Every Child Matters (England); Education Act 2002; UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

Guidelines: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused 2006, Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007, Safeguarding Disabled Children 2009; Common Assessment Framework (CAF); Local Authority Guidelines

Organisational and Local Policies and procedures: safeguarding, protecting, reporting and recording; e-safety, bullying and cyber bullying, Care Orders, local authority guidelines; areas of child protection applicable to own home country, early intervention, improving accountability and coordination of children’s services, improving support for parents and carers, a childcare workforce strategy

Child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young children: definition of terms, child protection, safeguarding, looked after children, children in need; role of local Children’s Safeguarding Boards

National and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affecting day-to-day work with children and young people: applicable town home country and applicable to day-to-day practice; childcare practice, policies and procedures regarding propriety and behaviour, intimate personal care, physical contact; Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks (CRB); organisational policies for recording and reporting suspected abuse; whistle-blowing policies; risk assessment, hazard recognition, vigilance of practitioners, indoors, outdoors, trips and outings, visitors to school; use of advocacy to facilitate the views of children and young people; role of the Guardian ad Item; Guardian ad item Agency Northern Ireland; support for adults, children and young people who express concerns; provision of current staff training on issues of safeguarding

Inquiries and serious case reviews: Local Safeguarding Children Boards(LSCB) Regulations (2006); Working Together to Safeguard Children2010; process and stages of Serious Case Reviews, (SCR); uses of SCRs, death of children and young people due to known/suspected abuse, neglect, serious harm, life threatening injuries

Process used by own work setting or service to comply with legislation that covers data protection, information handling and sharing: instructions for clear and appropriate action to be taken in the event of a suspected child protection situation; action to be taken in the event of a suspected child protection situation, reporting concerns, lines of reporting, information sharing confidentiality; policies for e-safety, cyber bullying, confidentiality; procedures for reporting and recording, information storing, how information is gathered, stored and shared; confidentiality, methods of reporting concerns; Data Protection Act1998; Freedom of Information Act 2000

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3. Understand the importance of working with other organisations to safeguard children and young people

Importance of safeguarding children and young people: responsibility offal adults working with children and young people to safeguard children and young people from harm; professional duty while children are in particular setting; duty to report concerns about issues occurring outside the setting; safeguarding policies and procedures need to include physical safety and security on the premises and on off-site visits, safety and security when using the internet; staff awareness and...
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