Understanding How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

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Assignment 026 Understanding How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People Task C Unfortunately every child has the possibility to be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused. Safeguarding is our way to ensure that all children are allowed to grow up in a safe environment, protect them from ill treatment, harm and any factors that may impact on their safety and wellbeing. “Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people and every child should be kept safe.” Safenetwork.org (safe activities for everyone). Safeguarding is a fairly new concept and was brought into practice with the Children Act 2004. There are many factors that are included within the statutory definition of safeguarding and…show more content…
They may seem suddenly unhappy to attend their childcare establishment or school. Showing signs of severe distress when entering the building or refusing to attend altogether. A child showing apparent fear of parents or carers may take time to settle at the beginning of the day or not want to leave at the end of a session. They may not want their key worker or teacher to speak to their parent or carer and become anxious or upset towards the end of the day. They also may show signs of over pleasing or attention seeking towards adults. Flinching when approached by play assistants, keyworkers, teachers and peers, or seeming scared of contact or interaction could be a sign of physical abuse. Showing little or no interest in food, or even over eating. Regression- returning to babyish behaviour such as thumb sucking or rocking (unusual to that
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