Safeguarding children and young people is more than just protecting them from direct abuse. Every service that works with children and young people have a much wider role to play than just to protect from abuse and neglect. There are a number of important aspects of the wider view of safeguarding as stated in the Staying Safe Action Plan. These Include- Crime and Bullying:
This could be helping victims of crime and also helping those that commit crime. This could also be witness's that need support Bullying could be racially motivated, cyber, text. Making sure that children and parents are given the information to protect themselves Actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment: Article 2.2 of the staying safe action plan states that It is important that everyone – parents, practitioners, government – works together to create safe and accessible environments for children and young people wherever they are, whether at home, at school, at college, out playing, on transport, at nursery, in public spaces or in a youth club. It is everyone’s responsibility to create these safe environments, so that all children and young people can enjoy and achieve.
As stated in article 3.55 of the Staying Safe Action Plan, this aims to develop an action plan to implement the principles set out in The Children’s Society recommendations, to initiate an early review of emergency accommodation provision, to consider how local authorities can best provide safe places and ‘breathing spaces’ for young runaways; and revise the Missing from Home and Care guidance, in conjunction with the review of the Children Act 1989 regulations and guidance. This process will provide the opportunity to update and improve the current guidance issued in 2002, making explicit reference to services for particularly vulnerable groups such as children from abroad who may be trafficked.
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