Tda2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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TDA 2.2 - Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People. 1.1 The Current Key Legislations are as follows - * Children Act 1989 * Education Act 2002 * Sexual Offences Act 2003 * Children Act 2004 - ECM * Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 including e-Safety * Fire Precautions Act 1971 Some of the policies, which would be school or Education specific, of the above legislations are – * Medication Policy * Data Protection * First Aid Policy * Fire Precaution Policy Each school or Education Institute would have their own procedures and guidelines specific to their area or school. 1.2 The different Agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are - Social…show more content…
Chat Rooms A child may be sexually harassed or groomed. A child may arrange to meet someone they have been speaking to without realising what the dangers could be. Chat rooms may become an addiction. Inappropriate Photography / Videos A child may come into contact with images or videos which are not suitable for the age group; these may include sexual content or violence. A child may chose to carry out anything that has been seen, and could possibly end up hurting, or injuring themselves or others. They may also do something illegal. 3.3 The actions to be taken in response to evidence or concerns that a child is being abused or is at harm would be to firstly write an account any information or evidence to ensure the facts will be recorded, I would reassure the child that they will be looked after and have nothing to fear. I would then report the matter to the school Head Teacher or the Designated Personnel. I would then expect that this information would be provided to the other professionals who are in close contact with the child, and then that it be reported the matter to any other appropriate authorities or agencies who could protect the child. It is then the responsibility of the appropriate authority to decide what action to be taken and how. 3.4 The actions to be taken in response to a colleague may be failing to comply with Safeguarding procedures would be to report my feelings to another trusted member of staff,
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