Tda 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People.

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

Introduction

Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is a high priority in the workplace, and certain actions and procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all children, both inside and outside of school.

There are several different areas that must be addressed when considering safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, both within the school environment and the home environment.

TDA 2.2 – 1.1. – Current Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures

The first, and most fundamental, piece of legislation regarding the welfare of children and young people is the Children Act 1989. This Act was primarily introduced to give
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TDA 2.2 – 3.1 Characteristics of different types of child abuse
Emotional: Emotional child abuse is a form of behaviour that effects a child’s emotional development and sense of wellbeing. Signs of emotional abuse can vary by age and even gender. Children suffering form emotional mistreatment can become overly aggressive or extremely withdrawn, they may even show signs of both. The signs of emotional abuse can be hard to detect and even harder to link, as a direct cause, to verbal and psychological maltreatment. Some typical characteristics of children suffering emotional abuse may include, low self-confidence, becoming detached and finding it difficult to form relationships, the child maybe become aggressive towards others and may refrain form making eye contact when being spoken to or interacting with others. In older children alcohol or drug abuse can be an indicator of emotional abuse.
Physical: Physical child abuse may be easier for a member of teaching staff to spot, as the results will usually leave the child with visible injuries that may reoccur or show a pattern such as a hand print or belt mark. Indicators of physical abuse may show in the form of unexplained bruises or cuts, on the child’s body, the child may become watchful and nervous as if waiting for something bad to happen. Another sign maybe that the child shies away from touch and flinches at sudden
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