Safeguarding Children Tda2.2 Essay

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TDA 2.2 safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including E-safety

The current legislation for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people starts with all agencies working with the children, young people and their families taking all reasonable measures to ensure that the risk of harm to the children’s welfare are minimised this might include sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. Significant harm is prevented by using a child assessment order, an emergency protection order, a recovery order or a police order, where there are concerns about children and young people’s
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Whenever concerns are raised or worrying changes are observed in a child’s behaviour, physical condition or appearance, a specific record will be set up. All suspicions will remain confidential and shared on a need to know basis and the guidance set by the local safeguarding children’s board will be followed.
Where a disclosure is made
Reassurance is given to the child
The child will be listened to
The child will not be questioned
Promises will not be made to the child regarding not sharing the information in the disclosure
Records will be made to include
The child’s name, full address, date of birth
Date and time of the disclose/observation
Exact record of disclosure
Name of person to whom disclosure was made
Name of any third party present
Records will be kept separately and securely from the child’s main records with limited access
Completion of CAF form
The designated person with responsibility for safeguarding children will be informed immediately and procedures followed under the guidance of the local safeguarding children’s board
Where an allegation is made against a staff member
The setting will cooperate fully with any enquiry
Detailed records will be taken
The setting disciplinary procedure will be followed where necessary
Ofsted will be informed
Procedures for dealing with allegation against staff
All organisations must have in place procedures for dealing with allegations made against any staff. This will show

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