Essay on Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Young People.

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Level 2 Certificate Children and Young People’s Workforce. Unit 007 (Assignment 008 ) Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People. Samantha Drinkwater. Outcome 1: Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and yound people including e-safety. 1. Identify one current and national piece of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people’s welfare. Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are - The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or…show more content…
* Call emergency services. The emergency services need to be called, and given all the correct information, such as, if you are with the casualty now, how many people are involved, the patients age/gender, if they are conscious. Computer software then uses this information to determine the priority of the call which is then categorised into emergency or non emergency. * Follow instructions from emergency services, and other members of staff. Emergency services may give instructions over the phone, such as move child into recovery position, or keep wound elevated, this will also give some reassurance to the child. And is helpful for the emergency services as they are aware of how the child/young person is reacting to this. * Inform parent/guardian. Every child should have a record with emergency contact details of parents, grandparents, carers or any other relative. They should be people that are easy to contact and who can contact parents if necessary. The person in charge will contact this person as soon as possible and tell that person what has happened, and where the child is being taken, if the child has to be taken to hospital before the parents arrive, the parents need to be informed on where the child is, someone that the child knows well should be at the
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