Well Being of Children and Young People

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HELEN TANDY: REF No: DG66205
UNIT 3 /CODE CYP CORE 3.3
UNDERSTAND HOW TO SAFEGUARD THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE TASK 1 TO LEARNING OUTCOME 1 ASSESMENT CRITERIA 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 1.1
The first children’s act was brought out in 1989 to make it easier for the laws which protected children and young adults. It was mad clear that all children had rights and all the children services should work together in the event of any allegations of child abuse. England & Wales produced separate documents WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN. This was to make clear to responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. It was still proven in 2003 the professionals were still not working together due to the death of Victoria Climbie by her carers this resulted in an independent inquiry The Laming report in 2003, this led to investigations with other child’s deaths over the years and criticised the approach protecting children in our society. The Laming report resulted in the green paper, Every Child Matters (DFES, 2004)which then led to the Children’s Act (2004) The main features of the act are –

* A new common Assessment Framework to assist agencies in identifying welfare needs. * Revised arrangements for sharing information
* The establishment of local Safeguarding Children’s board with powers to ensure social services, NHS, education services, police & other services work together to protect vulnerable children. * Lead councilors for children’s services with political responsibility for local welfare. * The whole of children’s services & the interdiction of children’s directors with responsibility for local authority education & children’s social services. In 2006 a revised version of this document provides updates on safeguarding and the national framework to help agencies work alone and together to safeguard and promote the warfare of children. Every person that works with children & young adults is checked by an independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) using a range of different information for different sources (crb). This is to make a decision to prevent unsuitable people working with children and vulnerable adults.

HELEN TANDY:
REF No: DG66205
UNIT 3 /CODE CYP CORE 3.3
UNDERSTAND HOW TO SAFEGUARD THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE TASK 1 TO LEARNING OUTCOME 1 ASSESMENT CRITERIA 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 1.2 Safeguarding children means a lot more than just protecting children from abuse. Any service that works with children & young people has a role to keep that child safe. Making sure your knowledge understanding and practice of safeguarding children and young adults should be kept up to date at all times. In my setting we take responsibility for the welfare and well being of every child in our care. We provide the following- * A safe environment in my work setting I am responsible for safety checks on the in and outside of the premises I make sure on arrival / departure all children are signed in/out after parent have left all entrance/ exits are secured so children in my setting cannot get out this also stop unwanted visitors. I make sure all equipment is safe to use and age appropriate and that the outside environment is safe and there are no sharp object, facieses ect .I record all my findings on a chart and I remove anything that is a danger to the children and report it to my manager. It is important to establish a safe environment which children can learn and develop particularly with their confidence and self esteem and to provide them opportunities to achieve in accordance with the EYFS framework. * The Statutory Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) this is the legal requirement and statutory guidance. This guidance is to ensure effective practice and to support the development, learning and care of young children. It also helps practitioners plan activities based on the children’s needs...
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