Nvq5 Management


1. Policies and procedures are set in place to not only protect children, vulnerable adults and young people but also adults who work with them, it is vital that all professionals follow safe working practices to ensure that not only children and vulnerable adults are protected but also themselves. E.g. If a disclosure is made by a child or vulnerable adults to a member of staff, it is vital that it is always taken seriously even if it is proven to be untrue or inaccurate. The child, vulnerable adults or young person should be listened to in a calm and supportive manner which will allow them to talk freely and openly. It is also imperative that they are reassured about telling someone and how hard it must have been for them. Once the disclosure has been made and the child/ vulnerable adult is calmed and secure, the employee or adult should inform the designated safeguarding officer, relevant notes should be written down in the child’s or vulnerable adults own words including names that were mentioned., time and place of disclosure and place and background of the disclosure.

1. Recognising signs of abuse is important. Workers can take the first steps which give an idea about the level/kind of abuse that is happening to a child or vulnerable adults. The worker should have the knowledge and skills to identify different patterns in behaviour as well as signs and symptoms. Behaviour that is suspicious for the child’s or vulnerable adults age and development stage, e.g. hitting/pinching others/ lashing out, notice not being him or herself, offset of wetting themselves etc. This can be monitored by doing regular observations on the child/ vulnerable adult and assessment that workers can make of children/ vulnerable adults under their care. You can find out when a child/ vulnerable adult has been abused, e.g. You suspect physical abuse then we look out for signs such as bruises, cuts and abrasions, pinch marks, bruising in ears. But because children have...