Consider the responsibilities and limits of learning support staff in ensuring the safety of children and young people in a school, in terms of:
• Supporting the ability of children and young people to be resilient, self confident and empowered to make informed choices 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4
Explain what is meant by child protection in the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. 1.2 | | |Safeguarding can be described as a broader definition of the wide range of ways that adults and professionals who work with children need to act| |when managing child protection issues. They are designed to prevent the risks of harm to the welfare of children and young people rather than | |react to them. The term child protection is used for the policies and procedures followed in the event of a suspected harm or child abuse case. | | | | | |All professionals working with children need to be CRB checked. Those in child care practise are required to ensure that they demonstrate the | |correct safeguarding procedures and follow the policy that the workplace has in place when working with children and young people, and reporting| |any concerns. |
Explain when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required. 1.4 |The LSCB regulations 2006, serious case review is required when a child has died due to known/suspected child abuse or neglect. | | | |Sometimes reviews could also be carried out if a child has been seriously harmed or suffered injuries which could be life threatening. | |And how the sharing of the findings informs practice | | | |Agencies can discuss the case together to determine the lessons which can be learnt about the way which professionals involved have worked and | |could work in the future. Reports are then written and made public. |
Explain why it is important to safeguard children and young people and ensure they are protected from harm in the work setting 2.1 and 3.1 | | | | |We have a duty to ensure that children and young people are protected whilst in our care and that where we have concerns outside school, these | |are investigated fully. | | | |School procedures...