Safeguarding: Childhood and Young People

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Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people 4 CYP 3.3 3 3 25 31/01/2015 Y/601/1695

Unit purpose and aim
This unit aims to provide the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people. The unit contains material on e-safety. Learning Outcomes The learner will: Assessment Criteria The learner can: Exemplification


Understand the main 1.1 Outline current legislation, legislation, guidelines, guidelines, policies and policies and procedures procedures within own UK for safeguarding children Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and and young people young people

Centres must ensure that all assessment criteria are met.

Day to day work may include:  childcare practice 1.2 Explain child protection  child protection within the wider concept of  risk assessment safeguarding children and  ensuring the voice of young people the child or young person is heard (e.g. 1.3 Analyse how national and providing advocacy local guidelines, policies and services) procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with  supporting children and young people children and young people and others who may be expressing 1.4 Explain when and why concerns inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice 1.5 Explain how the processes used by own work setting or service comply with legislation that covers data

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protection, information handling and sharing 2. Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people 2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people 2.2 Explain the importance of a child or young person centred approach 2.3 Explain what is meant by partnership working in the context of safeguarding 2.4 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the different organisations that may be involved when a child or young person has been abused or harmed 3 Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting 3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting 3.2 Explain policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them 3.3 Evaluate ways in which concerns about poor practice can be reported whilst ensuring that whistleblowers and those whose practice or behaviour is being questioned are protected 3.4 Explain how practitioners can take steps to protect themselves within their everyday practice in the work setting and on off site visits 4 Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed 4.1 Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding Policies and procedures for safe working may include:  Working in an open and transparent way  Listening to children and young people  Duty of care  Whistle blowing  Power and positions of trust  Propriety and behaviour  Physical contact  Intimate personal care  Off site visits  Photography and video  Sharing concerns and recording/ reporting incidents Different organisations may include:  Social Services  NSPCC  health visiting  GP  Probation Service  Police  school psychology service


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4.2 Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting 4.3 Explain the rights that children, young people and their carers have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged 5 Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied 5.1 Explain different types of bullying and the...