Assignment 026 - Task a

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Assignment 026 – Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People. Task A – Briefing notes/Report/Presentation for new workers. This is a report which has been created to introduce new childcare practitioners to safeguarding within a childcare setting. This will help new practitioners to understand current legislations within the United Kingdom. Section 1 – The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation for safeguarding children and young people. Some of the current legislations include the “United Nations Convention in the Rights of the child 1989” which is the act that gives the right to protection from abuse, the right to express their views and have their…show more content…
Section 3 – A clear analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures affect the day-to-day work, both with children and young people and within the new worker’s role. Each setting has their own policies and procedures, all practitioners will refer back to their settings policies and procedures in their day to day role. Every setting will have a procedure in place which guides practitioners on what to do if they believe a child is being abused. If you suspect a child is being abused you would firstly need to report your concerns to your manager, you would need to explain why you believe the child is at risk. The manager will then get in touch with social services to express their concerns for the child’s welfare and then follow that up in writing within 48 hours. Next Social Services will work with the manager to decide on a plan of action for the child and then an initial assessment would need to be completed. If social services decide that the matter does not need urgent action they would then work alongside the appropriate agencies to decide the next steps for the case. If social services decide that urgent action is needed they would firstly have an immediate discussion with the police and other agencies, they would then seek
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