Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young Pepole

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Safeguarding the welfare of children and young

Assignment 008
Task A

1. The children act 1989 ( England and Wales ) / children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 is a current and national piece of legislation of safeguarding children and young people.

2. All work settings with children and young people must have policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. two of those are. Arrangements for CRB checks on all adults who have regular unsupervised access to children up to the age of 18. A CRB check is a criminal records bureau check used by employers to check the background of a person for any criminal offensies. It is primerailly designed to protect the welfare of children and vonrable adults. This protects children as it will ensure a person with a past in coursing harm or abouse would not come into contact with children in the workplace. Settings also have a duty to inform the Independent Safeguarding Children Authority of any individual (paid employee, volunteer or other ) who is a threat to children.

Children are also at risk through technology so procedures must be put in place to ensure they are safe while using the internet. One of the polices in our setting to reduce the risk of exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material is to block access to unsuitable sites and content. This is called E-safety.

3. Agency name Role of the agency ______________

Social services Have a legal responsibility to support the

Vulnerable children and families in need.

Health visitor Have responsibility for the health of babies and young children under five. They provide

support and guidance to the parents of young

children and carry out assessments of a

child’s development.

4. Types of child abuse Three characteristics for each type of

child abuse.

Physical unexplained bruises. wearing clothes to cover

up injuries, even in hot weather. Running away.


Emotional Delayed development. Fear of any new situation.

Neurotic behaviour, such as rocking.


Sexual Having sexual knowledge or behaving

inappropriately for the age of the child.

medical problems relating to the genitals.

Being isolated or withdrawn.


Neglect Constant hunger. Poor personal hygiene.

Constant tiredness.


Bullying Shyness. Depression. Isolation .


5. concerns that a colleague is: The action to be taken in response

Failing to comply with Immediately speak to the designated

Safeguarding procedures. person for safeguarding unless that is

the person the concerns are about. In

this case you would speak to someone

more senior if available. If not you...
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