Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Young People.

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Level 2 Certificate Children and Young People’s Workforce. Unit 007 (Assignment 008 )
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People.
Samantha Drinkwater.

Outcome 1: Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and yound people including e-safety.

1. Identify one current and national piece of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people’s welfare.

Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are -

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.

2. Indentify two current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to children are – Cornwall and IOS local safeguarding childrens board.

South west child protection procedures.

3. Complete the following table with three examples.
Agency name ( involved in safeguarding)| Role of the agency. | Health Visitor| A Health Visitor can sometimes be the first person to spot abuse, especially if it is physical. Health Visitors have a duty of care to refer certain information to Social Services. They work with babies and children under 5.| NSPCC| Information can be passed anonymously to the NSPCC. If taken seriously the NSPCC then have a duty of care to refer such information to Social Services.| Social services| Are there to offer support to both the child and the setting and the parent. Social services have the powers to investigate any suspected dangerous behaviour from carers, children or the setting practitioners.|

Outcome 2: Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures. 4. Complete the following table.
Common childhood illness| Signs and symptoms| Actions to take.| Chicken Pox| A fever, a headache and sore throat. After a red spot appears, it usually takes about 1 or 2 days for the spot to go through all its stages. This includes blistering, bursting, drying, and crusting over. New red spots will appear every day for up to 5 to 7 days.| Tepid bath with sodium bicarbonate and calamine applied to skin to stop itching. Try to get child to stop scratching to avoid scarring.| Common cold| Sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, headache and temperature.| Treat with rest and give child plenty of fluids.| Scarlet fever| Fever, loss of appetite, sore throat, pale around the mouth, “ Strawberry tongue” bright pinpoint rash over face and body.| Treat child with rest and keep supplying them with fluids.Observe for complications.| Measles| High fever at first, runny nose and eyes, later cough. White spots in mouth red rash on body and face| Treat with rest, keep supplying them with fluids, tepid sponging, medical attention to check for complications.| Pertussis ( Whooping cough) | Snuffly cold, spasmodic cough with whooping sound and vomiting.| Medical attention, plenty of rest, fluids and feed after a coughing attack.|

5. Identify three examples of when a child might require emergency medical treatment. Three examples of when a child will need emergency medical treatment are; If a child has a rash that does not disappear when pressed with a glass. If the child or young person has a continuing high temperature, or if the child is very pale and lifeless, these are all reasons for needing urgent medical treatment, and for the child to be assessed by a doctor or nurse as soon as possible, as time can be very important in prevention of the child’s condition getting worse.

6. Produce a five point action plan to follow if emergency medical...
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