1.1 Understand The Importance Of Safeguarding Children

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Trust is one of the main key focus and objective for all workers when dealing with workers and there families. Young children are not always aware of risk and danger as there frontal cortex which is there reasoning the brain develops at a later stage. This lack of development at an early age does not help them understand the potential consequences of there actions. There are several safeguarding principals and duty of care that need to be followed and implemented when dealing with safeguarding children. Anyone who works with children and young people have a responsibility to first and foremost protect them from harm. We are entrusted by parents with the expectation that as a teaching assistant and other staff we will keep their children from …show more content…
It is to ensure the well-being of a child, to ensure staff are also protected and that the school environment has all health and safety up to standards. We need to always consider safeguarding and as a teaching assistant is important to know procedures and polices to follow of the school you work in. If there is bullying for example I as a teaching assistant need to be aware of the schools procedures and to who information needs to be shared such as parents of a child, different staff members and what needs to be done to support the child who is being bullied. In cases that are more recent bullying takes place during school and after, a young girls was bullied and beaten up, she was wearing school uniform and a video or hear being beat up was shared over social media. This is a case which should be high lighted as now it is more difficulty to maintain bullying just in school it is now outside of school on social media. As a school, as staff we have that duty of care to protect a child or young person, to have the right services and authorities involved and to ensure that the environment they are in remains secure and that no such incident can not happen again. Lessons can be …show more content…
A few of the main policies are working together to safeguard children 2013, childcare act 2006 and the statutory framework for early years foundation stage 2014. All professionals that work in different organisations and department have different roles and responsibilities. These professionals need to have an understanding of signs, symptoms and behaviours that may cause possible abuse, harm or neglect. Any professionals that comes across any of the indicators must inform the local authority or even the police in some instances. This would apply to all staff even volunteers. When recruiting staff or training staff they must pass a simple DBS check which is discoloured and barring service. This check consists off criminal background check, unspent convictions, final warnings and any reprimands. This DBS check is designed to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with children and young people. We have to also ensure there are safe working practices within the environment children and staff are working in. Any and all instances of harm and abuse should be logged and noted. This could help any mistakes or false accusations in the future. Record keeping and information

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