Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk of Harm

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1.List the observations that together indicate possible ‘risk of significant harm’ Risk of harm is the indication that the child may suffer physical, emotional, and psychological harm because of neglect by the parent or guardian responsible for his care. In Jamelle’s case, indication includes physical signs like; •Various large bruises

Smelling strong urine stale
Dirty and unwashed skin
Lack of fresh changing clothes
Vomiting
Bloodshot eyes
Psychological l problems such as timidness
2.Response to the situation in preparation of drawing a report The response will include investigating the factor that can lead to risk of harm to the child, including social isolation of the child with other children, and family on inadequate access to other family members. The risk may be caused by inadequate parenting skills, poor models of parenting or neglect. As a caregiver, i will observe and record observations that indicate a risk of harm and note all the behavioural changes. Finally, i will respond to the physical needs of the child such as medical care, giving her adequate sleep time, bathing, and changing his diapers. 3.The actions or work practices to be taken

Jamelle needs a close attention, which her mother has failed to give her. As a caregiver, it will be my duty to ensure the child receives a reciprocal treatment. I will offer the child emotional support enable her unite and play with her mates. I will take responsibility of ensuring that the child is cleaned and in proper dressing. In case her mother raises further issues, I will report to the director. The mother on the other hand, need advice and support in helping the child. 4.Ethical responsibilities in the situation in relation to families and children As a worker, one should make the right decision concerning the health of the child and right the actions to be a practice which ensures a child protection. The family has the right to know about the current condition of the child, anticipated risks and possible solutions to the case. As a caregiver, you should make the decision of the treatment for the child; maintain adequate confidentiality and be consistent in your duties performance. You should not ignore the risk of harm indicator and exercise bias or favouritism motives. Your decisions should be guided by crucial standards, legislations, and professional ethics code. Case 2

1.List the observations that together indicate possible ‘risk of significant harm’ •Aggression and fighting with peers
Loneliness
Aggression towards staff members
Disrespect to fathers
Wearing heavy attire on warmer days
Red welts
Burn scars on the stomach and at back area
2.Response to the situation in preparation of drawing a report Tajs aggressiveness, social isolation, changes in dressing and injuries shows that he perceives psychological complications. His actions are just but coping mechanism to stress. It is evident that he was exposed to a lot of abuse during the holiday that has altered her psychological reactions. Helping the Taj will require providing him with stress management support. As my duty, I will draw her close, get the source of his problem and offer counselling lessons. The actions or work practices to be taken

As a caregiver I will ensure that there are valid grounds and current concern that Taj is at risk. I will intervene by discussing the concerns with the supervisor especially from the evidence of injuries. I will try to get Taj close, in case he might be ready to share his predicament. The child response will be useful in underpinning the basis of this strange behaviour. It may be because of family problems, sexual abuse, other family challenges or just the culture. I will then report the information gathered to my director for further action Ethical responsibilities in the situation in relation to families and children The first move will to determine the cause of the child assault. I will try to dig the...
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