Essay about The Importance Of Safeguarding A Child Protection Policy

1220 Words Sep 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
• protecting children from maltreatment
• preventing impairment of children’s health and development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

The child protection policy The compulsory inclusions for a child protection policy are outlined below:
• The welfare of the child is important.
• No child or group of children must be treated any less favourably than others in being able to access services which meet their particular needs.
• All children without exception have the right to protection from abuse regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs.
• The policy is reviewed, approved and endorsed by the board of trustees annually or when legislation changes.
• Who the policy applies to (i.e. all trustees, staff and volunteers).
• Children and parents are informed of the policy and procedures as appropriate.
• All concerns, and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously by trustees, staff and volunteers and responded to appropriately - this may require a referral to children’s social care services, the independent Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against staff, trustees and other volunteers, and…

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