Analyse how national & local guidelines, policies & procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children & young people
National legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures that affect every day work with children and young people. Policies must cover the protection of all children and young people under the age of 18 and the content of the policy must be reviewed annually.
The LSCB (Local safeguarding children board) is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments that work with children and young people in the Borough, work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children in that area. To ensure that work is carried out in an effective manner the LSCB coordinate the work of local agencies to provide a more optimistic outcome in regards to children’s safeguarding. Red bridge works in line with the Every Child Matters program which states that each child has a right to:
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well being
Within childcare practice we must be aware that we have a clear and defined role in relation to child protection. Professionals working with children/young people i.e. teaching assistants, volunteers, outside agencies are DBS checked (Disclosure & barring service) previously known as CRB checks. Adults working with children should also be fully trained in safeguarding children by a nominated safeguarding adviser and have the opportunity to receive training in order to develop their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse or neglect, this training is offered every 3 years. In order for child protection to work effectively we must ensure we have good inter relationships with other agencies and good cooperation from professionals that are competent in responding to child protection situations.
If a child discloses information that concerns his/her welfare; we must make a record of