Unit 10 P3

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Unit 10 Caring for Children P3
Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action the commission takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
Protecting children from maltreatment also preventing impairment of children’s health or development. This ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Physical Abuse
Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning,
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Multiple burns or scalds show that they are being abused regularly.
Bite Marks
Bite marks are usually an oval or circular in shape. It is a visible wounds, indentations or bruising from individual teeth.
Fractures or Broken Bones
Fractures to the ribs or the leg bones in babies. Multiple fractures or breaks at different stages of healing.
Other Injures and Health Problems
Scarring, effects of poisoning such as vomiting, drowsiness or seizures. Respiratory problems from drowning, suffocation or poisoning.
Non-accidental Injures
The non-accidental injuries are like, black bruising on the eyes (particularly both eyes). Cheek/side of face, is not easy to bruising especially if there are finger marks this shows a sign. If the child’s mouth has got Tom frenulum which means that the carrier has been forcing something into their mouth like a baby bottle. Shoulders should not have bruising or grasp marks, neither the child’s genitals. Knees are quiet hard to get grasp marks. The skull is very strong so there shouldn’t be any fracture to it, if there is bruising or bleeding under skull this is from shaking the child. The ears should not have any pinch, slap marks or bruising. If the neck has bruising or even grasp marks that is not good. Upper and inner arms bruising or grasp marks shows that the child has been grabbed really hardly. Also the chest should not have any bruising or grasp marks. The back, buttocks, thighs there

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