Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk of Harm

1159 WordsJan 24, 20145 Pages
1. List the observations that together indicate possible ‘risk of significant harm’ Risk of harm is the indication that the child may suffer physical, emotional, and psychological harm because of neglect by the parent or guardian responsible for his care. In Jamelle’s case, indication includes physical signs like; • Various large bruises • Smelling strong urine stale • Dirty and unwashed skin • Lack of fresh changing clothes • Vomiting • Bloodshot eyes • Psychological l problems such as timidness 2. Response to the situation in preparation of drawing a report The response will include investigating the factor that can lead to risk of harm to the child, including social isolation of the child with other children, and family on…show more content…
You should not ignore the risk of harm indicator and exercise bias or favouritism motives. Your decisions should be guided by crucial standards, legislations, and professional ethics code. Case 2 1. List the observations that together indicate possible ‘risk of significant harm’ • Aggression and fighting with peers • Loneliness • Aggression towards staff members • Disrespect to fathers • Wearing heavy attire on warmer days • Red welts • Burn scars on the stomach and at back area 2. Response to the situation in preparation of drawing a report Tajs aggressiveness, social isolation, changes in dressing and injuries shows that he perceives psychological complications. His actions are just but coping mechanism to stress. It is evident that he was exposed to a lot of abuse during the holiday that has altered her psychological reactions. Helping the Taj will require providing him with stress management support. As my duty, I will draw her close, get the source of his problem and offer counselling lessons. The actions or work practices to be taken As a caregiver I will ensure that there are valid grounds and current concern that Taj is at risk. I will intervene by discussing the concerns with the supervisor especially from the evidence of injuries. I will try to get Taj close, in case he might be ready to share his predicament. The child response will be
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