Unit 508 Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures

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Unit 508 Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people.

1. Understand the impact of current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people. 2.1 (CCLD Unit 2 – Support policies and practice to safeguard children and ensure their inclusion and well being). 2.2 (CCLD Unit 2 – Support policies and practice to safeguard children and ensure their inclusion and well being). 2.3 (CCLD Unit 2 – Support policies and practice to safeguard children and ensure their inclusion and well being). 2.4 (CCLD Unit 2 – Support policies and practice to safeguard children and ensure their inclusion and well being).

The young people , have the availability to call , Voice of a child whenever they would like. They can do this in a confidential setting, so they are able to express any concerns in private. If a young person is un happy with decisions that have been made about them or their care, they can call to speak to an advocate. The advocate will help ensure that they are listened to and that their views are taken seriously. An advocate can help the young people if: * They want support at reviews or other meetings

* They don't like the plans that have been made about them * They want to complain
Young People resident at have access to numerous supports, advocates, and complaints processes. We also aim to work alongside placing authorities to work with local advocacy services.  NCC Participation and Advocacy Officers

Anya Proud and Robin Craig are available for looked after young people who need advice, support or information. Young people can also express their views about the services they receive The Client Relations Officer based at County hall also offers independent support to Young People.  also benefits from regular visits from an Action for Children advocate, contact details are: We also have an internal comments, suggestions and complaints system that can be accessed by young people, family members or placing authorities. If you wish to use this service please contact one of the registered managers. 

2. Be able to support the review of policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 3.5 What is the purpose of a Serious Case Review?

RATIONALE FOR SERIOUS CASE REVIEW (SCR)
1.1.1 Regulation 5 of the Local Safeguarding Children Board Regulations 2006 requires Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to undertake reviews of serious cases in accordance with procedures set out in chapter 8 of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006).

* When a child dies, and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death, the LSCB should conduct a Serious Case Review (SCR) into the involvement that organisations and professionals had with that child and their family.

The purpose of an SCR is to:
ƒ ‘Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result and As a consequence, improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006),

Serious case reviews are not inquiries into how a child died or who is culpable; these are matters for coroners and the criminal courts, respectively The purpose of a Serious Case Review is to:  * “establish whether there are lessons to be learnt from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children  * identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result; and  * improve intra- and inter-agency...
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