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Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce : How to Safeguard the well being of Children and Young People Assignment 4 Task A (025.1.1 067.2.1; 025.2.4)

Produce an information document detailing the major pieces of legislation, regulations and codes of practice that affect a child care setting. Indicate throughout how they are applied in relation to children and young people’s rights, equality and inclusion in your child care setting. You must include:-

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Children Act 1989/2004
Human Rights Act 1998
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Data Protection Act (ERR201.2.5A)
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused (2006) Local Authority Safeguarding Board Policy and Procedure
Task B (025.1.5; 051.4.1/3; 029.3.2 a.b)(ERR201.2.5A)
Obtain a copy of your settings Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy and critically analyse. Discuss whether the processes used within you work setting comply with the legislation. Research what the legislation is regarding the recording and storage of information both paper based and electronically. Task C (025.1,2/4; 025.2.3;)

Research the child abuse cases of Victoria Climbie and Baby P (Peter Connelly); discuss how the serious case review which followed their deaths influenced practice with regard to safeguarding children today. What were the recommendations and what is meant by partnership working in the context of safeguarding children. why is multi agency working important (029.1.1)

how does multi agency working deliver better outcomes for children and young people(029.1.2, 064.3.4, 025.2.3) who are the external agencies and their roles in relation to your own work setting (029.1.3, 025.2.4) what are the barriers to multi agency working and how these can be overcome029.1.4) Task D (025.2.1/2/3,025.3.1)

Write a short explanation of the importance of safeguarding children and young people and why a child centred approach is essential? Task E (025.1.3; 025.3.1, 025.3.2.025.3.4.)

Discuss the principle policies and procedures that protect children and young people and adults who work with them within your setting. Why is it important to follow the procedures at all times both in the work setting and when on an outing? Devise a flow chart showing the lines of reporting and responsibility within your setting (066.1.2) Task F (025.3.1/2/3)Complete the following Case Study

Part 1
Picture this:
Dee is a woman in her mid-thirties, who is qualified to NVQ Level 3. She arrived in your setting following an impressive interview, a clear DBS check and two very strong references. She has integrated well into your team and within a few months everyone seems to love her. One of the practitioners attends the same church as Dee, as do a couple of parents. This practitioner is aware that Dee often hosts prayer meetings and that the same parents attend. She suspects that Dee might also babysit for these parents. Question: (Should the practitioner be obliged to share this information about Dee with the lead person for safeguarding and/or manager? Is it your business?) Part 2:

Imagine now:
This morning, one of the parents asks to talk with you privately and says that Dee hit her child when she was babysitting. She says that she thought you only employed competent, qualified staff. As you listen and ask questions, it becomes clear that the parent is alleging that Dee assaulted her child. Question: (Is it now your business?)

Discuss this scenario covering the following points:
What is the policy and procedure within your setting?(067.4.3, 025.3.3) What might stop you from informing? (029.3.3a.b)
What is the correct procedure that should be followed in this case? Task G (025.4.1)(007.3.1)
Complete the table giving 3 examples of the physical, behavioural and developmental signs and symptoms that might indicate that a child or young person is being/has been abused. Category of abusePhysicalBehaviouralDevelopmental

PHYSICAL1

2

3

EMOTIONAL1

2

3

SEXUAL1

2

3

NEGLECT/FALTERING GROWTH1

2

3

BULLYING1

2

3

Task H (052.1.1 025.4.2)
Explain what you would do if you suspected a child or young person was exhibiting signs and symptoms of possible abuse. Follow the policies and procedures of your setting. Use a reporting form from your setting and complete (066.1.2) Task I (025.4.3)

Explain the rights of children, young people and their carers have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged. Task J (025.5.1)

List the different types of bullying and the effects this might have on the child/young person Task K (052.1.2; 025.5.2/3)(007.3.3)

Complete the scenario below outlining the policies and procedures that should be followed in response to concerns or evidence of bullying and explain the reasons they are in place. How can you support the child or young person and/or their family? Karen is an 11 year old girl who is terrified of going to school because she is being bullied by a group of children there. When the bullying escalates, Karen has to choose whether to go to school and face a torrent of insults, kicks and punches at the hands of her bullies, or stay at home and risk her mother being sent to prison for failing to ensure her attendance. Although the police are called and the girls concerned given warnings, Karen does not return to school in September as she is too afraid.

However, her mother receives a letter threatening court action, Karen feels that she must go back. The bullies strike immediately, hitting her in the corridor and during lessons. The girls are given detentions, but Karen is now so terrified, she stays at home. Karen’s mother is taken to court, and given a warning and a parental tutor for a year. She is warned that if Karen takes just one more day off school without a doctor’s note, she will be back in court and face more severe punishment.

Task L
Devise two activity plans. The plans should be age appropriate for the children or young people you are working with. Activity plan 1 – devise an activity to encourage children’s self-confidence and self-esteem, explaining in detail why you have chosen the activity and why you feel it is important to support resilience in children and young people.(025.6.1/2) Activity plan 2 – devise an activity to discuss children’s rights and responsibilities in relation to supporting their well being and safety. Discuss why you have chosen the activity and why it is important to provide children or young people with strategies to protect themselves and make decisions about safety. (025.6.3/4) Task M (025.7.1/2a,b,c,d)(007.3.2)

Using the ‘publisher’ programme on your computer devise a leaflet for children and young people explaining the risks and possible consequences of being on-line and of using a mobile phone. Discuss ways of reducing risk from social networking sites, internet use, buying online and using a mobile phone.

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