Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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Assignment 008
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Task A
1. Identify a current national piece of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people’s welfare.

United Nations Convention on the rights of a child.

2. Identify two current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

Child Protection Policy and Health and Safety Policy.

3. Complete the following table with two examples.

Agency nameRole of the agency
(involved in safeguarding(in own work setting)
Children and young people)
Children & Young People Portfolio Advice and support regarding (social Services) child abuse.
Early Intervention Advisory Team Supporting a child’s individual needs and working alongside key workers.
4. Complete the following table.
Types of child abuseList 3 characteristics for each
Type of child abuse
PhysicalBruises in strange places, cuts
EmotionalWithdrawn, stammering/stuttering, acting totally different to normal. -------------------------------------------------
SexualItching/pain in gentile area, wetting/soiling themselves, inappropriate play with toys/dolls -------------------------------------------------
NeglectDirty, constantly tired, malnourished
BullyingWithdrawn, finding excuses not to go to school, asking for money.

5. Complete the following table.
Concerns that a colleague isGive a description of the action to take in response. Failing to comply withReport concerns straight away
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