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 Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. The concept of safeguarding, which works to protect children, has only been developed in the last 50 years. The need for improved legislation has been highlighted by high- profile cases, such as the death of Maria Colwell in 1973 and, more recently, Victoria Climbié in 2000. These cases shocked the nation and showed weakness in procedures. Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Children’s Act 1989 This act identifies the…show more content…
Schools use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. Two of these are : Working Together to safeguard Children (2010) This is guidance which sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2006) This is guidance to help those working with children safeguard and promote their welfare. It also looks at the actions which all adults working with children should take it they are concerned. Tavernspite primary school has its own child protection policy, their policy is governed by the new All Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008) which have been endorsed locally by the Pembrokeshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. The policy’s aim - ‘To provide an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected and feel confident , and know how to approach adults if they are in difficulties believing they will be effectively listened to’. I have read the policy document and the main points are as follow: • The school has a designated senior member of staff responsible for dealing with child protection issues (this is Mr Phelps) and a designated governor. The
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