Unit 3: Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The Child Act 1989 was introduced to protect to children and young people from sufficient harm, neglect and abuse. I am aware of the laws that look after children and young people as it is necessary within my job description. The education Act work together as well it makes sure every child and young person receives the education they need and require. The Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 this guideline is applicable to the home as we look after young people so as a support worker I am to make sure they are safe from sufficient harm within the home and out of the home, we also work together with the local safeguarding team and we have our own officer who we can conduct or the young person can call to report any abuse and harm. 1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. Child protection is an action taken to protect specific children who are suffering, or who are at risk of suffering from significant harm and it is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people. Within the home we aim proactively to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people to reduce any significant harm to young people. All staff has been trained to safe guard young people and be aware of signs of a child or young person at risk of suffering significant harm. Therefore I am aware of the procedures to take if I suspect which is show below: a) Ensure the physical and emotional safety and welfare of the child b) Ensure medical assessment and treatment where necessary
c) Refer the child to Children`s Social Care in accordance with the Referrals Procedure d) Complete the Multi Agency Referral Form
1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day –to-day work with children and young people. All staff received the safeguarding training which means that we are aware that we are not to let visitors in the home without checking badges and IDs and all visitors are to sign in, in the visitors` book so if they do not have id they will not enter the premises. If young people are to go out they are to let staff know where they will be and the person they will be with and it is within my duty to check if the person mentioned allowed to be in contact with them with the social worker. All young people who are under my care have curfew and if they are not back home by 2300hrs I am have to report them to the police as a missing person. To make sure children and young people are safe all staff had a CRB check before we started working to check if we are suitable to safeguard young people. 1.4 Explain when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice.
1.5 Explain how the processes used by own work setting or service comply with legislation that covers data protection, information handling and sharing. Data protection act covers makes sure that everyone`s confidential is respected and I am aware of information sharing that I am to share only on a need to know basis. At Lorraine house we only use initials when recording information about young people and when sending information to the social worker. Young people file and all information is kept in the office under locked cupboards, the computer is under password protected and the office is locked at all-time not in use.
2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people. It is important that children and young people grow up in a safe and healthy environment. Every child deserve to be happy, free from harm, health life - live in a clean home and have good food and access to education. Children have to be protected from maltreatment, preventing impairment of...
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