This assignment will cover safeguarding children and what safeguarding actually is. The different types of abuse, how they would be noticed and how the abuse could affect the child痴 later life. This assignment will also discuss theories relating to how child abuse comes about. The ways of safeguarding children and the legislations and guidelines put in place to prevent abuse. Lastly it will discuss the role of the teacher and how disclosure of abuse must be dealt with.
Safeguarding children is to protect children from harm or getting hurt. The …show more content…
Dare and O奪onovan (2000) write that when a child discloses in you, you must be calm about it. You shouldn稚 be shocked or keep asking the child what happened. This will only make them not want to say anything. You must reassure them but also let them know that what they have told you can稚 be kept confidential. The named member of staff must be told about what has been disclosed in you. The practitioner must know how to record information and where it is kept. The practitioner must also keep in control of their emotions. They will have to deal with parents and the child. Kids First (2009, online) describe how to make a report when calling the social services. Basic details must be given such as the name, age and address of the child as well as their parent or guardians name. The state of the child, for example if any abuse has taken place and if there are injuries. Where the child is being kept while the report is being made and if possible say if any harmful substances or objects are being kept at the child痴 home or anything that could put the child at risk.
The points that were in the introduction have been discusses as well as being expanded on. There have been references throughout from both books and online to support the points that were made in this assignment.
Cheminais, R. (2008) Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants. Oxon: Routledge.
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