Understand How to Safeguard the Well Being of Children and Young People

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UNDERSTANDING HOW TO SAFEGUARD THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ASSIGNMENT 026 TASK A Danielle Hall
SECTION 1(Ref 1.1)PG1
THE MAIN CURRENT LEGISLATION, GUIDELINES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WITHIN OWN UK HOME NATION FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE AS FOLLOWS,

SAFEGUARDING (Local safeguarding Children Board, Children’s Act 1989, Protection of Children’s Act 1999, The Children’s Act (every child matters 2004) and Safeguarding Vulnerable Group’s Act 2006), Data Protection Act (1998) INFORMATION AND COMPLAINTS

SPECIFIC LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF PREMISES AND SECURITY
OUTINGS
EQUALITY OF OPPERTUNITIES (human rights act 1998)
MEDICINES
ILLNESS AND INJURIES (RIDDOR 1995)
FOOD AND DRINK
SMOKING BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
SAFE RECRUITMENT (CRB exempt from rehabilitation act 1974)
ALCHOL/OTHER SUBSTANCES
RISK ASSESMENTS
HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974
CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (COSH 2002)
DATA (protection act 1998) all these are in place to enable a safe environment and the protection of the welfare of children and vulnerable people and those who work with them. SECTION 2 (Ref. 1.2)

AN EXPLANATION OF CHILD PROTECTION WITHIN THE WIDER CONCEPT OF SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Within my setting are many policies that work in junction with the main current legislations and guide lines of safeguarding children and young people and are made available to everyone within the setting including all parent’s and carer’s thus allowing all the needs of the children to be met and understood by all involved.(Continued on page 2) Danielle Hall (PG 2)

Within my setting we work with the children, parents/carer’s and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our safe guarding policy is based on the three key commitments of the pre-school learning alliance safeguarding children policy EYFS key themes and commitments;

Positive relationships
Enabling environments
Learning and development
We carry out the following procedures to ensure we meet the three key commitments of the alliance safeguarding children policy. Key commitment 1: Is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all arrears of its service and delivery. * Setting co-ordinator for child protection

* Designated person who oversees this work
* Staff and parents/carer’s are aware of safeguarding need of children * Applicants are informed that positions are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 * Applicants and candidates are informed that enhanced disclosure checks with the CRB before posts can be confirmed * If applicants are rejected because of information that has been disclosed they have the right to challenge incorrect information. * Abide by Ofsted requirements in respect of references and CRB checks for all staff and volunteer’s * Volunteer’s and student’s do not work alone

* Our setting abides by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act * Procedures for recording details of visitors within the setting * Ensuring security steps are in place so that no unauthorised person or visitor has unsupervised access Key commitment 2: Is committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in ‘what to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’ (HMG 2006). (Continued on page 3)

Danielle Hall (PG 3)
* Acknowledge abuse can take different forms – physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. If a child is suffering from any sort of abuse this can be demonstrated through things they say, their appearance and behaviour or through their play * Where such evidence is apparent the child’s key person makes a dated record of details of the concern and discusses what to do with the designated person. Information will...
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