Safeguarding Children and Young People

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202 Safeguarding children and young people
1.1
Within our school there are policies set in place and it is important that staff know the proceedures.

The school has various policies and procedures including

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Communicating Health and Safety Information
Electrical Equipment
First Aid and Medication
Serious Injuries
Fire Prevention
Fire Alarm Procedure
Security
Confidentiality

I ensure i always follow these policies and proceedures.

1.2
Describe the roles of different agencies involved in the safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

The different agencies involved are
Social Services
Police
Health Services
NSPCC
E Safety Council

Social Services
They are there to work with the families. They are there to decide wether a child is to be removed into the care system. They meet and conduct interviews with families and children and leaise with other agencies.

Police
The police are there to gather information and decide wether a crime as been commited. If a crime has been commited they will go to the crown prosicution and decide wethar a case goes to court.

Health Services
These include the schol nurse, doctors, local clinics and hospitals. They will carry out odservations of any child who is thought to be at risk. They leaise with social services.

NSPCC
The NSPCC set up help for parents and carers. They give advise and provide a helpline.

E Safety Council
They set up guidelines for the safe use f the internet and other technologys in order to protect childrem from harm.

2
know what to do when children or yung persons are ill or injured, including emergancy procedures.

2.1
identify the signs and symptoms of common childhod illnesses.

common childhood illness include
chicken poxsmeningitusglandular fever
measulstonsilitusmumps
ear achefluimpertigo
slapped cheekringwormheadaches
diahorrea/sicknesscnjunctivitis

signs & symptoms
chicken pox; itchy blister like spots

meningitus; a rash, headache, fever, stiff neck, possible vomiting, muscle/joint pain, lack of appertite and dislike of sunlight/bright lights

glandular fever; sore throat, swollen glands, tierdness.

measuls; red blotchy rash, runny nose, temprature, sore throat.

tonsilitus; sore throat, temprature,difficulty swollowing.

mumps; swollen sore neck, headaches, tired/lethargic.

ear ache; complaining of pain, loss of colour.

Flu; headache, weakness, cough, cold, aching joints.

impertigo; sores around mouth, yellowish in colour, runny & crusty.

Slapped Cheek; bright rec cheeks, hot to touch.

Ringworm; itchy scalp, inflammed, sore to touch. If n the skin symptoms could include a red raised rash.

Headaches; loss of colour, tierdness, sickness, dislike of light.

Diahorrea/sickness; stomach pains frequant visits to the toilet, repeated sickness.

Conjunctivits;

Alergies; rash, swollen joints
Astmah; shortness of breath, cough
headlice; visable lice & eggs, iching f the scalp.

2.2
describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured.

it is important to follow school policy and proceedures for when a child is ill or injured.

for minor injuries - assist and record these details yourself in duplicate book. A copy of the note should be sent home. for more serious injuries - send for the first aider, reassure the child and try and make them as compatable as possible. Complete an accident form.

A phone call home regarding injuries will be rcorded in the office book marked 'phone calls home' arrange for the child to be collected from school if necassery by a parent or carer.

illness
recognise the symptoms, reasuse the child and make them feel comportable. record the details yourself in duplicate book, A copy of the note should be sent home. arrange for the child to be collected from school if necassery by a parent or carer.

Always inform parents/carers...
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