Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting. Outcome 3
3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting . When children and young people are left in our care, it is done so with a lot of trust from the parents. As professionals we have a duty to protect children and to care for them in the absence of parents. Parents should feel confident that all the child’s needs are met whether that be physical-emotional-and in all other areas of their development. 3.2 Explain policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them .
In every setting there should be on display or on view a policy and procedure folder. This is there for parents to look at and for them to see how we support safe working. The policies and procedures are put into place to benefit staff, children, parents/carers and visitors. It is very important for parents to trust who is looking after their children, one of the main areas of gaining trust is having a CRB enhanced disclosure completed, every staff member should be CRB checked, no other persons should be left alone with the children (work experience etc). There are three types of CRB checks (basic, standard and enhanced), when working with children or vulnerable adults you have a greater degree of contact, this is why you need to have the CRB enhanced disclosure. This is put into place to protect the children/young people from harm or significant harm. Children need physical contact of some form such as when he/she hurts themselves or if they are upset for any other reason, it’s knowing and understanding when it is appropriate to give the contact. This is usually given when the child is upset, you can then encourage the child to play with you so the child gets distracted from why they were upset. These are the policy and procedures that i looked at...
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