Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People for Those
Working in the Adult Sector
Please answer the following written questions:
CU 3119 - 1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people as follows:
* What has been introduced as a result of The Children Act 2004?
The Children Act 2004 was introduced following the tragic death of Victoria Climbie and the public enquiry into the circumstances surrounding her death. The inquiry, chaired by Lord Laming, found massive failings on the part of as many as twelve agencies with a role to play in protecting children. It led to ...view middle of the document...
* Summarise the main points of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
Working Together to Safeguard Children has evolved through several revisions. It contains detailed procedural guidance on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and families.
This document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
It is addressed to practitioners and front line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers, in organisations that:
* are responsible for commissioning or providing services to children, young people, and adults who are parents/carers; or
* have a particular responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.√
* What is the function of Local Safeguarding Boards for children?
The scope of the Local Safeguarding Boards for children role falls into three categories: firstly, they will engage in activities that safeguard all children and aim to identify and prevent maltreatment, or impairment of health or development, and ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with safe and effective care; secondly, they will lead and co-ordinate proactive work that aims to target particular groups; and thirdly, they will lead and co-ordinate arrangements for responsive work to protect children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, maltreatment.
The core functions of Local Safeguarding Boards for children are set out in Regulations and are to give guidance for policies and procedures , communicating and raising awareness, monitoring and evaluation, participating in planning and commissioning, reviewing the deaths of children, serious case reviews.√
* What policies and procedures must be in place in each setting working with children and young people
All setting working with children and young people must have the following policies and procedures in place:
* policy and procedure on how to take action where there are concerns
* policy and procedure on thresholds for intervention;
* policy and procedure on training of people who work with children or in services affecting the safety and welfare of children;
* policy and procedure on recruitment and supervision of people who work with children;
* policy and procedure on investigation of allegations concerning people who work with children;
* policy and procedure on safety and welfare of children who are privately fostered;
* policy and procedure on co-operation with neighbouring children’s services authorities and their Local Safeguarding Boards for children partners √
CU3119 - 2.1.
Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding
The following signs/symptoms may or may not be indicators that abuse has taken place, but the possibility should...