Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing for Children and Young People

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Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

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Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
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Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding
Children

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

• Children’s rights to protection from abuse
• The right to express their views and be listened to
• The right to care
• Services for disabled children
• Services for children living away from home

Safeguarding children in England
The following is a list of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for England:
These guidelines are for those working
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The biggest example was the Victoria Climbie enquiry in 2003; Lord Laming who directed the inquiry had identified poor communication and lack of action taken within professionals. The purpose of a serious case review is laid down in Working Together 2010, Chapter 8. It is to:

Establish what lessons are to be learnt from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
Identify clear lessons for both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result;
Improve intra and inter-agency working;
Better safeguarding and promote the welfare of children/young people.

Serious case reviews are not enquiries about how a child died or was seriously harmed, or
Who is responsible. These are matters for coroners and criminal courts respectively to identify.

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2.
Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people.
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The importance of safeguarding children and young people in order to avoid serious concerns about children and young people’s welfare and risks can be minimised. If there is a cause of concern it is
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