Unit 007 (Assignment 008 )
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People.
Outcome 1: Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and yound people including e-safety.
1. Identify one current and national piece of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people’s welfare.
Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are -
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.
2. Indentify two current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
Current local policies, procedures or guidance in relation to children are –
Cornwall and IOS local safeguarding childrens board.
South west child protection procedures.
3. Complete the following table with three examples. Agency name ( involved in safeguarding) | Role of the agency. | Health Visitor | A Health Visitor can sometimes be the first person to spot abuse, especially if it is physical. Health Visitors have a duty of care to refer certain information to Social Services. They work with babies and children under 5. | NSPCC | Information can be passed anonymously to the NSPCC. If taken seriously the NSPCC then have a duty of care to refer such information to Social Services. | Social services | Are there to offer support to both the child and the setting and the parent. Social services have the powers to investigate any suspected dangerous behaviour from carers, children or the setting practitioners. |
Outcome 2: Know what to do when children or young people