1. Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.
To be able to understand what ‘safeguarding’ means you must first understand what ‘child protection’ is.
Child Protection = is the process of protecting children/young people who are suffering or who is at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
The Safeguarding of children as only has been around for the past 50years. The legislation needed to be improved by some high-profile cases such as 1973 by the death of Maria Colwell, in 1982 Tyra Henry, and Toni Dales in 1992 to just name a few. Those cases shown a great weakness in procedures and these cases shocked the nation.
Child Protection Safeguarding Promoting The rights & welfare Of children
Safeguarding is broader than that of the child protection and the process of safeguarding reaches beyond protecting children from harm.
It is down to everyone who works within school to ensure that health, safety and security of children in their care. We need to make sure that we have all the crucial knowledge and certainty to take the right route of action to take if a child is taken ill or if an accident occurs.
The United Nations Convention on the right of the child (1989)
This treaty is there to set guidelines on the rights and freedoms of all children; and these are set in 54 articles. These rights are there to ensure that children are looked after and safe. It requires that states act in the child’s best interests. The treaty