Analyse How National and Local Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding Affect Day to Day Work with Children and Young People.

Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people.

We must be aware that we have a clear and defined role in relation to child protection.

WE must ensure that all members of staff understand the safeguarding policy and procedure.  

Authorities working with children and young people should be fully qualified in safeguarding by a nominated safeguarding advice-giver and have the opening to receive training in order to develop their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse or neglect, this training is offered every three years.

For child protection to work successfully we need to ensure we have good inter relationships with other agencies and good co-operation from professionals that are capable in responding to child protection situations.

Procedures must be in place for recording concerns and incidents if a child discloses information regarding his/her welfare.

We must make a record of exactly what the child has said, in their own words, reporting it to the safeguarding officer, ensuring that these records MUST BE and are kept privately and separate from a child’s records.

A safeguarding officer will give guidance on confidentiality and on the sharing of information and will only disclose personal information concerning a child to other members of staff on a need to know basis.

All staff must be aware and have a responsibility to share information with others and that if a child discloses “a secret” then they must explain, sensitively, that they have a duty to tell the appropriate person who can help as secrets cannot be kept.
Children and young people who attend school are expecting to be encouraged and taught by people who are both paid and unpaid, adults should provide children with the opportunities to learn and gain knowledge of a wide range of subjects whilst keeping them safe.

Adults and staff within a school setting have a...