1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young adults.
In terms of the safeguarding policies procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people, this commences at the recruitment stage. Checks are looked at during interview if the applicant has any gaps in employment and if they have any convictions. All staff undergoes an enhanced CRB disclosure check to ensure they are suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children. References are sought for all applicants. Applicants must have a satisfactory CRB and checked references before they commence working although they can work with a second member of staff until checks are carried out (adults only). If someone has a conviction this does not bar them from employment but the nature of the conviction would be considered and a decision made as to whether to employ the individual. All staff undergoes training in safeguarding adults during their induction. All staff undergoes training in children & Young people within 12 months of employment whether or not they work with children and young people. Staff supervisions process is should be conducted every 3 months and safeguarding and health and safety should be a standard agenda item which gives staff the opportunity to discuss any concerns. All staff is inducted into company procedures are aware of the need to report any concerns immediately to their supervisor. Safeguarding does not just include abuse but also health and safety concerns and changes in needs and condition. Staffs are trained in the need to report any changes in client’s conditions as soon as possible. Other policies include the health and safety policy, reporting of accidents and incidents, and other associated health and safety policies. The code of conduct and professional boundaries is also in place to ensure staffs are aware of their