Safeguarding Children and Young People Essay

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202 Safeguarding children and young people
1.1
Within our school there are policies set in place and it is important that staff know the proceedures.

The school has various policies and procedures including

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Communicating Health and Safety Information
Electrical Equipment
First Aid and Medication
Serious Injuries
Fire Prevention
Fire Alarm Procedure
Security
Confidentiality

I ensure i always follow these policies and proceedures.

1.2
Describe the roles of different agencies involved in the safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

The different agencies involved are
Social Services
Police
Health Services
NSPCC
E Safety Council

Social
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3.1
Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse.

Child abuse falls into one or more of four categories: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. It now also includes bullying.

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse can involve hitting, kicking, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child.
It may also be caused when a parent or carer fabricates symptoms of, or induces illness in a child.

Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional ill treatment of a child which effects on the child’s emotional development, and may include~
Making a child feel that they worthless, unloved, inadequate, or under valued.
Having inappropriate expectations e.g. interactions beyond the child’s developmental capability, being overprotective, preventing a child from taking part in social interaction.
Causing a child to feel frightened or in danger e.g. witnessing domestic violence, seeing or hearing the ill treatment of another.
Exploitation or corruption of a child.
Emotional abuse may happen alone, but often takes place with other types of abuse

Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities, including prostitution, whether or not they are aware of what is happening.
Activities may involve physical contact, including penetration and touching.
Sexual

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