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All staff that is on site must hold an appropriate up to date DBS check. This vetting and barring prevents anyone who shouldnâ€TMt be working with vulnerable people/children getting access to them. The school (and other settings) has a duty of care to ensure that all staff are appropriately trained regularly in safeguarding, and understand fully the process with reporting and recording disclosures for that particular setting. Within these settings there is a structure of safeguarding leaders who will ultimately lead on dealing with any issues brought forward, however if a the staff handing the information over isnâ€TMt happy with how it is dealt with they are fully supported to call into the local authorities multi agency screening service. …show more content…
This can include play areas around school, science labs and chemicals and even as simply as using scissors in an activity. Another fundamental part of safeguarding is to ensure the childâ€TMs voice is heard and it counts. This allows children to express what they want to disclose in a safe environment. The government developed national standards to ensure the child is heard in the safest way to ensure that child will experience no further harm. Put into day to day terms for staff within schools this means that they must listen to the child and pass on any concerns to the relevant safeguarding officer.
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When a serious case review is held it is usually because a young person has died due to their abuse. An independent panel will review every record, piece of information and interaction with the child and its family. These independent reviewers are looking to see where gaps have been left. These gaps can be as simple as missed appointments, not sharing information or not following a lead up. However something which may have seemed minor at the time will be a piece of the jigsaw of missed opportunities. Although very sad these serious case reviews help to improve legislation, good working practice and highlight the need to information share; ultimately to work closely together to protect children. For example there were a number of pieces of medical indicators for Victoria Climbe, however because she was taken to different hospitals no link was made. An improvement that has occurred since then is a centralised information storage system for social services (Rochdale calls this the ICS & the EHM module), trained staff from a variety of different professions who work with early help now have access to a national bank of children who have had early or social worker help in the past. By finding the child in question on the system, it allows users to see that there has been previous support, thus

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