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Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Essay

This pack is designed to support you in producing evidence for your qualification. You can either complete the sheets enclosed or create your own way of presenting your evidence.

Outcome 1

1.1) Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.

1.2) Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. You can produce evidence for this outcome by completing the attached chart and writing short statements.

Outcome 2

2.1) Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses.

2.2) Describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured.

2.3) Identify circumstances when children and young people might require urgent medical attention.

2.4) Describe the actions to take in response to emergency situations including fires, security incidents and missing children/young person. You can produce evidence for this outcome by completing the attached charts and writing a short reflective statement.

Outcome 3

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

3.2) Describe the risks and possible consequences for children and young people using the internet, mobile phones and other technologies.

3.3) Describe actions to take in response to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed (including self harm) or bullied, or maybe at risk of harm, abuse or bullying.

3.4) Describe the actions to take in response to concerns that a colleague may be Failing to comply with safeguarding procedures

Harming, abusing or bullying a child or young person

3.5) Describe the principles and boundaries of confidentiality and when to share information

You can produce evidence for this outcome by completing the attached chart and writing a short reflective statement.

007. Outcome 1.1 (written and reflective statement)

Identify the main points or write a brief summary of the following: Children Act 2004/2006
Every child matters
Local safeguarding board
Your settings safeguarding policy

007. Outcome 1.2 (written)

Complete the following table with 2 examples.
Agency name (involved in safeguarding people and young people) Role of the agency (in own work setting)

007. Outcome 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 (written)
Complete the following table with 5 examples.
Common childhood illnesses
Signs and symptoms
What action will you take in the work setting

Identify what might be wrong with a child/young person who may be suffering with some of the following symptoms, explaining what action you would take. Severe headache, feeling nauseous, raised temperature, sensitivity to light, blotchy skin/rash, cold hands and feet with shivering, feeling very sleepy with difficulty to wake.

Illness

Action you would take

007. Outcome 2.4 (reflective statement)
This work will also provide evidence for 009, outcome 1.1 and 1.2

Emergency
Action to take following your settings procedures
Fire

Security incident – identify what this might be.

Missing child or young person

Explain/outline the responsibilities of staff in your setting during a fire drill – who is responsible for checking the rooms, who is responsible for collecting the registers, who is responsible for collecting emergency phone numbers etc.

007. Outcome 3.1, 3.2 (written)

Complete the table, identifying the different types of abuse.

Type of child abuse
List at least THREE characteristics (signs/symptoms) for each type of abuse P…….

E……..

s…..

N……

B…….

Identify a risk to children using internet and mobile phones How could you try and keep children and young people safe from your identified risk? Internet risk:

Mobile phone risk:

007. Outcome 3.3, 3.4 (written and reflective statement)
This work will also provide evidence for 009, outcome 1.1.

Explain how you would deal with the following evidence or concerns, referring to settings procedures where possible. Evidence or concern
How you would deal with this
A child discloses they are being bullied

A child discloses they are being abused

You have observed consistent bruising on a baby whilst changing their nappy.

A colleague is failing to comply with the settings safeguarding procedures

A colleague is harming , abusing or bullying a child

007. Outcome 3.5 (reflective statement)
This work will also provide evidence for 009, outcome 1.1.

Answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper:

Following your settings confidentiality policy, identify the types of information you should not share with others. There may be certain occasions where you need to share confidential information with others. Identify what this information could be and under what circumstances might you need to break confidentiality.


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