Tda 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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Lorraine Bale
TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
United Nations convention protection of children’s act- when was the 1st legislation impacted. It was drawn up in 1989, but the United Kingdom decided on 16th December 1991 formally agreed to make sure that every child has the same rights listed in the convention.
Signed 20th November 1989
Location New York
Effective 2nd September 1990
Condition 20 ratifications
Signatories 140
Parties 194
Depositary UN secretary general
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
The convention generally defines a child as any human being under the age of 18, unless an earlier age of majority is recognised by a countries law.
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social services.
Local hospital services- E.g. Accident & emergency units may have children that are brought in for maybe vomiting or injuries on the body the A&E staff may feel these injuries are from something more serious and would then call in social services to look into these problems and then take things further if necessary.
Some signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses are:
-Runny nose
-Aches & pains
-Itchy rash
-White spots in mouth
-Swollen glands
-Cough with whooping sound
-Loss of energy

If there are children or young people that are ill or injured you would 1. Check the Childs injury or try to diagnose the illness through symptoms in case they are contagious or life threatening.
2. You would then separate the child from all other children/young people.
3. Then you would inform a senior member of staff who would then take the decision weather to call for medical assistance and parents while the above is going on about the child would need reassuring and comforting. Also make sure the children that were around the accident are reassured. Then if you have the authority you would fill out an accident or medical report.

Some of the circumstances when children and young
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