1. Identify a current a national legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people’s welfare.
The children act 2004 - This act requires every child, whatever their background or circumstance, to have the support they need to be healthy, be kept safe and to enjoy and achieve.
2. Identify two current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
- Child protection policy
- Health and Safety policy
3. Complete the following table with two examples:
Agency name (involved in safeguarding children and young people)
Role of agency (in own work setting)
Supports families and individuals and often play a leading role in safeguarding children and young people.
They are responsible for the health of babies and children under the age of five.
4. Complete the following table.
Types of child abuse
List three characteristics for each type of child abuse
Flinching when approached
Repeated admission to hospital
Mental health problems
- Substance abuse
Loss of self-esteem
Inappropriate sexual behaviour
Unusual weight loss
Untreated physical problems
Unsafe living conditions
5. Complete the following table.
Concerns that a colleague is:
Give a description of the action to be taken in response
Failing to comply with safeguarding procedures
Failing to comply with safeguarding procedures will put a child or young person at risk. You would have to follow the settings safeguarding policy or immediately report it to the safeguarding co-ordinator or the supervisor. You would not discuss any of the matters with anyone else.
Harming, abusing or bullying a child or young person
To protect the child you would first inform the supervisor. If the allegation is against the