Child Maltreatment Or Abuse Is Suspected Or Confirmed, Making Reference, Current Legislation And Policies

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D2 - Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, making reference to current legislation and policies.
Implementing safe working practice
There will be numerous policies and procedures within a setting and Staff need to be aware of them. There will be a number of other policies written to safeguard the children, young people, staff, and visitors from danger and to ensure safe practice throughout the setting. The purpose of this policy is to maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. Also children know that there are adults in the day care centre who they can approach if they have any issues for example if a child is suffering from neglect at home the staff at the day care centre and other multi agencies will work together to improve the child’s situation, so that he will stop suffering from neglect at home.
The legislation that is in line with this policy is the every child matters: change for children (2003) this legislation thinks about the welfare of children and young people. Organisations that work with children and young people work together to protect children from harm and help achieve their goals. Children and young people are involved in decision - making processes. In 2005 the children commissioner for England was chosen to help give children and young people input into government.
Overall it is important to bring about this practice because it requires staff to provide a…

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