Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People (for Those Working in the Adult Sector)

Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)

1) Understand the policies / procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.

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

When working with young people all staff should follow the policies and procedures outlined by their company that safeguard young people and children from harm. All staff must be aware of health and safety, correct manual handling for those who have limited mobility and must follow the no secrets guidelines. When working with young people and children staff must be are of whistle blowing and tell their senior should their be any practice that they think is unsafe or not in the best interest of the individual. There must always be good communication between staff and outside workers, such as Gps etc to decrease the risk of abuse from people in a position of trust. When a person has made a complaint of bought a concern to a staff member this must be acted upon swiftly and an investigation into claims should be made. If this concern if about a staff member they may have to suspended from their role while the investigation takes place to safeguard the individual and the staff member. If the person does not think this has been dealt with properly they can take the complain further to the area manager or straight o CQC who will follow up claims on their behalf. If there has been an allegation of abuse this should be reported to safeguarding for them to investigate as well along with a CQC notification. All parties must be informed, staff member, family and social worker if needed. If the report is of a family member putting a child or young person at risk then a best interest meeting can take place to decide what is bet for the child and move forwards, a safeguarding referral and CQC notification with all statements should be sent and kept for record. Staff should also...