Safeguarding Children

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Unit 69 – Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector (Level 5)

Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.

Policies and procedures are set in place to not only protect children and young people but also adults who work with them. It is vital that all professionals follow safe working practices to ensure that not only children are protected but also themselves. I have chosen to talk about in a childcare setting for this unit. An example is, if a disclosure is made by a child to a member of staff, it is vital that it is always taken seriously even if it is proven to be untrue or inaccurate. The child or young person should be listened
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This is put into place to protect the children/young people and vulnerable adults from harm or significant harm.

In a childcare setting these are the policies and procedures that I have looked at: Nappy changing policy and procedure, positive behaviour policy and procedure, supervision of children on outings and visits policy and procedure, safeguarding children and child protection policy and procedure, information sharing policy and procedure, whistle blowing policy and procedure.

In a childcare setting these are the Acts that each policy and procedure cover and safe working practices that ensure the following: Information sharing – Legal framework, Data Protection Act 1998 and Human Rights Act 1998, Children Act 1989 and Every Child Matters, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Protection of Children Act, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 (updated in 2010) and The Protection of Children in England: A progress report 2009.

All staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and they should act as good role models, only well trained with appropriate qualifications and