Safe Working with Chilen an Adults

Unit 16

  1. Explain the policies , procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people

Suffolk Minds Safeguarding policy covers the issue of Children and Safeguarding at our services, there are clear guidelines around the issue of children and young people visiting our services.

The principles of this policy are:

1 The welfare of children and Adults at risk is paramount;
2 All children and Adults at risk (whatever their background and culture, maternity or pregnancy status, age, disability, gender, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation and/or gender identity) have the right to participate in society in an environment which is safe and free from violence, fear, abuse, bullying and discrimination ;

3 All children and Adults at risk have the right to be protected from harm, exploitation and abuse and to be provided with safe environments in which to live;
4 Working in partnership with children, their parents, carers and Adults at risk and other agencies is essential in promoting children and vulnerable people’s welfare;
5 Suffolk Mind has a duty to promote the well-being of its service users and to cooperate with relevant local authorities in delivering its safeguarding duties;
6 Suffolk Mind is responsible for establishing appropriate policies and procedures to ensure that its activities promote the safety and wellbeing of children and Adults at risk, e.g. safe recruitment policies, safe working practice.

  1. Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.
      There are many possible indicators that abuse may be happening, which could include:
    • Bruising
    • A history of unexplained falls or minor injuries
    • Unexplained loss of hair in clumps
    • Finger marks
    • Unexplained bruising around the genital area
    • Unexplained difficulties in walking
    • Unexplained bleeding from the vaginal or rectal...