In recent times safeguarding of children has once again come under spotlight with cases such as Madline McKan and the horrific murders of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells. Prior to this the Children’s act of 1984 and updated 2004 version highlighted that all professionals have an obligation to report suspected
Have I developed personally and professionally? At the start of the health and social care course I knew that I wanted a career working within the health or social care sector. From working with local authorities (such as schools, elderly care home) I have learned how to communicate effectively with different service users. Professionally I have learned the importance of guidelines within a health and social care sector. I know and understand the relevant that I am able to promote later within my career with working with service users.
Unit 25 3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. It is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the setting, as the parents are leaving their children in your care with the expectation that
a) Children’s physical safety 2.3 – Explain what is meant by partnership working in the context of safeguarding. As there are a number of different agencies which may be involved when working in the context of safeguarding, it is important that they communicate and work in partnership to ensure the safety and protection of children. Each area of expertise may need to have an input in any one case and each should be considered when discussing issues around safeguarding. A working party or ‘team around the child’ meeting may be called involving a number of agencies in order to discuss how to move forward in the best interests of the child. Different organisations involved in safeguarding are: social services, the NSPCC, health visitors, GPs, the probation service, the police, schools, the psychology service. When it comes to safeguarding, children are best protected when professionals know what is required of them and how they work together. This means that everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe which involves identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. To carry this out effectively professionals need to work in partnership with each other.
Social workers react to reports and take those in danger of neglect to a safer environment. “Being a social worker isn’t the easiest job to do, to succeed you have to be mentally strong and actually look forward to going to work” (Martinez). As a social worker you view the world differently from the cases you handle in an everyday bases
Impact of Previous Volunteer Work, and Other Human Service or Counseling Experiences During and immediately after my undergraduate course, I had the opportunity to work as a volunteer at the American Counseling Association and as a houseparent for an institution that houses mentally ill individuals. The association welcomes students and encourages them to offer voluntary services while they have an opportunity. My experience at the association, as a houseparent, and currently as a paraprofessional for mentally ill adults and children with behavioral problems provided me with a solid footing as well as the necessary resources to prepare for my career in counseling. The experiences gave me an opportunity to attend several conferences and workshops where I had the chance to meet and interact with other professional counselors. These opportunities opened me up and exposed me to numerous challenging situations that helped me to grow both personally and professionally. Interacting with more qualified and experienced people in the association, institution for the mentally ill, and agency that I currently work for has helped me to develop confidence in my work as I sought their assistance and guidance whenever I needed help. The experiences gained while working at the association was helpful to me as I could apply that knowledge and the skills learnt to help my church members. At my church, I was a youth leader and
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
Index * Types of abuse. * Correct action to take if you suspect an individual is being abused. * Correction action to take if an individual tells you their being abused. * How to ensure that any evidence of abuse is kept
It is intended to assist staff in respect of the complex issues that may arise with child protection by drawing attention to the areas of risk for staff and by offering guidance on prudent conduct.
| | |Safeguarding | |As adults in positions of responsibility it is important to be aware of the importance of protecting children and young people from harm. While |
Ravandeep Kaur (Group B) Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care. D2: Justify responses to a particular incident or emergency in a health or social care setting. In my P4, I talked about 4 different incidents and emergencies that could occur in a health and social care setting such as a hospital and what the priorities and responses would be in each scenario. I will now be justifying why the responses I chose would be
Human Services Professional Case Study BSHS 355 September 16, 2014 Human Services Professional Case Study In this paper, the role of a social worker will be addressed. A Human Service professional has, in its hands, the responsibilities in the life of the clients and families they meet. The tremendous and arduous responsibilities they take on include, but are not limited to, the well-being and care of people and their communities. Such roles can be helping others manage the care of a family member, assisting individuals experiencing problems with family relations and conflicts, dealing with changes that come with growing old, aiding those suffering mental illness and or those individuals struggling with addictions. Briefly
When mental health counselor’s work at outpatient mental health facilities; it is inevitable they will work with numerous clients who have multiple issues with multiple diagnosis. It is also favorable to say that mental health counselors wear many hats when working with their clients who can experience different crisis on
Conflicts with authoritative and supervisory roles of human services Of the many conflicts that can arise between the authoritative and supervisory roles of a human services professional, one conflict that can occur is when a worker may have questions about how to perform certain tasks, but due to the worker only seeing the professional in a role of authority, they may choose to please the supervisor, may not give voice to her concerns and she may or may not seek information from other sources. Assuming a fully authoritative role undermines the creation of safety in a supervisory relationship and without safety, those seeking supervision will undoubtedly, avoid the unknown and the proper solution may be lost (Bogo & Drill, 2008). The most effective
Professional experts within organizations adapt and respond to laws by taking into consideration the organization’s available resources to determine the level of compliance. Vague and ambiguous laws coupled with fragmented enforcement force experts within organizations to produce an organizational policy in response. Dobbin and Sutton describe how professional experts including