Essay on Assignment 026 - Task a

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Assignment 026 – Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People.
Task A – Briefing notes/Report/Presentation for new workers.

This is a report which has been created to introduce new childcare practitioners to safeguarding within a childcare setting. This will help new practitioners to understand current legislations within the United Kingdom.

Section 1 – The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation for safeguarding children and young people.

Some of the current legislations include the “United Nations Convention in the Rights of the child 1989” which is the act that gives the right to protection from abuse, the right to express their views and have their
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All providers must have policies and procedures to protect and safeguard, these should be in line with the procedures set by relevant "Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)". The policies and procedures must include information on what action is needed to be taken against staff members and to cover the use of mobile phones and camera’s in the setting. All providers must ensure that all staff understand the safeguarding policies and procedures within the settings, this means that all staff will be able to recognise possible signs of abuse and neglect and the earliest opportunities and to respond with the correct procedures. The signs that a child may be being abused or neglected include; significant changes in children’s behaviour, deterioration in children’s general wellbeing, unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse or neglect, children’s comments which give cause for concern, any reasons to suspect neglect or abuse outside the setting and inappropriate behaviour displayed by other members of staff or any other person working with children, for example; inappropriate sexual comments, excessive one to one attention beyond the requirements of their usual role and responsibilities or inappropriate sharing of images. If practitioners or providers suspect any abuse or neglect occurring in the setting or at the home then the registered provider must notify

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