TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and their roles: •
Local safeguarding children board- they look into the death of children who have been abused or neglected. And how different professionals/agencies have dealt with it. •
General practitioner- Can refer to necessary agencies i.e. social services/police and they provide a report for child protection conference. •
National society for the prevention of cruelty to children- Referrals are made to the N.S.P.C.C. then they will decide if further investigation is necessary. •
Senior police officer-will decide if a criminal investigation is needed. •
Social worker- has the authority to apply for an emergency protection order and put the child in a safe environment.
Different types of child abuse are:
Some characteristics of physical abuse are unexplained bruises/burn or Broken bones and bald patches. Wearing clothes to cover injuries, not wanting to take clothes off, running away and fear of physical contact.
Some characteristics of sexual abuse are being over affectionate, withdrawn, and depressed. Medical problems e.g. itching and pain in genital area. Also going back to younger behaviour like bed wetting and needing a comforter like a dummy, special toy or blanket.
Some characteristics of emotional abuse are fear of a new situation, changes in behaviour, over-reaction to mistakes, withdrawn and a speech disorder.
Some characteristics of neglect are constant hunger and tiredness, poor hygiene, untreated medical problems and no social relationships.
In today’s modern world most young people use technology i.e. mobile phones, computers and social networking to keep in touch with friends and relatives. These can be very helpful to learn new things, socialise and play. However there are risks if not supervised properly...
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