All children have the right to grow, develop, play and learn in an environment there they feel safe and secure, which is safeguarded and fee from any type of abuse. All children have the right to be protected from abuse, abusers and potential abusers. I will ensure that I am aware of the potential signs of the child abuse. This will ensure me to report and react according to local authority guidelines to protect the child and their welfare. Support will be offered where appropriate to ensure partnership with parents, meet each child’s needs. I am willing to listen to children and take concerns of abuse seriously.
Practitioners working with children, young people and their families taking all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children's welfare are minimised; and Where there are concerns about children and young people's welfare, practitioners taking appropriate actions to address those concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies. (Safeguarding Children (2005), The 2nd Joint Chief Inspectors Report on Arrangements to Safeguard Children. A broader definition can be found in Working Together to Safeguard Children. Safeguarding children is vital for charities as charity trustees have a duty of care towards the children with whom they have contact. Having safeguards in place within an organisation not only protects and promotes the welfare of children but also it enhances the confidence of trustees, staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public. Safeguarding children is beneficial to a charity in many ways - protecting its reputation, helping to effectively meet its objectives and protecting its finances.
The necessity to safeguard children applies both to charities working in the UK and other countries where children may face different or additional risks of abuse or exploitation. These safeguards should include a child...