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CYP3.3: Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people

1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people

Child protection is much more than safeguarding or protecting children from direct abuse. The ‘Safe action plan’ is a piece of legislation that is very similar to the outcome of the 10 year strategies which we have here in Northern Ireland. It shows an understanding that children need protected in a wider view of safeguarding and has recognised a number of aspects in areas of protection . Keeping children safe.

. Crime and bullying
. Forced marriage
. Missing children
. Actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment. This action plan is designed to work in a more holistic nature and be more ‘child centred’ promoting a happy safe environment for the child, supporting the child in areas of social and emotional wellbeing, healthy eating e.g. Healthy eating vouchers, no tolerance to bullying.

1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect ‘day to day work with children and young people.

As it is the responsibility that anyone who comes into the contact of children directly or indirectly have a duty to keep children safe. And have the ability to recognise if a child is at risk of harm or abuse the local guidelines, policies and procedures have some clear guideline responsibility exist to ensure children are protected.

The table below shows the English equivalent to the ‘Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety’(DHSPSS) which issues guidance for or four local health and social service boards in Northern Ireland.

THE LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE CHILDREN OR PROTECTED

There is a multitude of services and people who work directly with children and are guided by regional policies such as professional nurses, doctors, social workers. Teachers, classroom assistants and education officers....
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