All children should live free from abuse and neglect and to be, and to feel, safe. Every aspect of a childâ€TMs life should be a safe, nurturing environment, at home and at school. The school environment should be one that is inclusive, creative, respectful and safe in order for children to reach their full potential. Abuse, neglect or any safeguarding issues …show more content…
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) is a document that sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard children.
The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, organisations, schools, governments or combinations. (Wikipedia.)
I feel that in the context of safeguarding, this definition highlights the fact that we are all responsible for safeguarding children and to do this effectively we must work in partnership with each other. Whether someone is professionally or personally involved with a child everyone should feel responsible to pass on any concerns they may have about this child. This information should be actioned appropriately by professionals who should have a clear and consistent understanding and approach in order to deal with the concern effectively.
A teacher assistant is often in a good position to recognise a change in a childâ€TMs behaviour, therefore it is important to work in partnership with immediate colleagues and with the safeguard lead by practising good communication and information sharing. Following the correct procedure will