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, …show more content…
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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Safeguarding means protecting and promoting the child’s welfare and putting measure in place to prevent abuse. Child protection is protecting a child where there is reason to believe that the child has suffered or are likely to suffer as a result of abuse.
It is important to safeguard children and young people because no one deserves to be abused whether it be emotional, physical, sexual abuse and no young person deserves to be neglected and we have a duty to protect them from harm.
1.1 outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Safeguarding is about keeping children safe from harm and abuse. It means proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping children safe and promoting their welfare.
Safeguarding involves everything a setting does, including their procedures and policies etc, to ensure children are kept safe and healthy, and that the risk of them coming to harm or being involved in an accident, is minimised.
The children act 1989 has influenced some settings by bringing together several sets of guidance and provided the foundation for many of the standards practitioners sustain and maintain when working with children. The act requires that settings work together in the best interests of the child and form partnerships with parents or carers. It requires settings to have appropriate adult to child ratios and policies and procedures on child protection. This act has had an influence in all areas of practice from planning a curriculum and record keeping. The every child matters framework has
Today we use the term safeguarding instead of child protection because it covers a much broader range. These changes were influenced by the first Joint Chief Inspectors’ safeguarding report 2002 and formalised in the Every Child Matters legislation outlined in the Children Act 2004. By safeguarding a child or young person we ensure they get the very best of the opportunities available to them for them to achieve the best of their potential while keeping them safe from bullying, crime, accidents, neglect and abuse.
Understand the impact of current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people.
Poverty also influences our responses to health and illness. The level of income below that which people cannot afford a minimum, nutritionally adequate diet, suitable and secure housing, heating and hot water, and beds to sleep on.
Assess strategies and methods used to minimise the harm to children, young people and their families where abuse is confirmed (M3). Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse id suspected or confirmed, referring to current legislation and policies (D2)
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The UK Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.’
Working together to safeguard children 2006 sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children’s Act 1989 and the Children’s Act 2004. It is important that all practitioners within settings and environments looking and caring after children and young people must know their responsibilities and duties in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, following their legislations, policies and procedures.
Child abuse has become a matter of concern to all medical practitioners who share responsibility for the care and well-being of children. A comprehensive radiological evaluation should be performed to evaluate a child accurately for suspected non-accidental injury. This paper focuses on imaging techniques and the established protocols as well as fractures that are commonly seen in child abuse and the differential diagnosis of these fractures. The importance of standardized protocol in radiological imaging is emphasized, as adherence to the international guidelines published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) has been consistently inadequate. Conventional radiography continues to be the most commonly used modality in diagnosing child
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of pediatric mortality, with preventable injuries killing more Canadian children than any other single disease (Parachute, 2016, Statistics Canada, 2012). Each year in Canada, preventable injuries cause 16,000 deaths, 60,000 disabilities, 3.5 million emergency room visits and most stingingly, one child dies every 9 hours as a result of an unintentional injury (Parachute, 2016). When examining infants specifically, research has identified that majority of unintentional injuries (90%) occur in and around the home, when infants are presumably being monitored by a responsible caregiver (National Safety Council,