Child Protection: Policies And Procedures In The Workplace

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Child Protection
Where I work we have a number of policies and procedures to make sure that safeguarding is taking place. Since I have worked there I have had to attend a number of trainings on this all of which are compulsory in order to be able to work in the setting. All member of staff, volunteers and any other person that comes into contact with the students are properly vetted, this includes checks into the eligibility and the suitability (e.g references), and all of these people have to have a DBS check carried out. When I started my role I wasnâ€TMt allowed to start my job until an up to date and clean DBS had been received. As part of my induction training we had to have comprehensive safe guarding training to not only protect the
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I need to be aware of the child protection procedures at all times. This may include how and who to report my concerns to, how to play my part in helping to maintain a safe school environment and how to spot the signs of abuse.
I recognise that I have a close relationship with the children in my class and this puts me in a position where I am the person most likely to notice changes in behaviour etc. which could suggest there may be reason to be concerned. It is important that I am vigilant in observing the children and that any concerns I have are recorded and reported.
Supporting children and young people and others who may be expressing concerns
It is important that I am aware of the policies and procedures that are place. I am aware that they are changing all of the time and it my responsibility to make sure that I am up to date with these. In the school I work at the procedure would be to listen to the child or young person, but not to question them or lead them. I would reassure them that they have done the right thing in talking to me and that I take what they have said seriously. As soon as possible I would write down what was said to me. We have 4 people who are on the safe guarding team so I would then go to one of them and pass the information to them. They would then take this up and follow the procedures that they have in
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Question: Question 1e
Answer: Confidentiality is an important factor in safeguarding children and young people. Children and their parents need to know that they can trust that information disclosed will not be passed on irresponsibly and policies and procedures should be put in place by all organisations having contact with children and young people and practitioners have a legal duty in the way they deal with personal information.
Some important principles are: • Only what is legitimately necessary should be stored.
Any information received about children/young people (and their families) in the course of your work should only be shared within appropriate professional contexts. • All information including child protection records should be kept secure. • In general, information should not be stored without the knowledge or consent of the subject. • If it is believed that a child is at risk of harm information should be shared. • Records should be checked annually and
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