Unit 516

Unit 516
Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
Task: Write a procedure for your staff to follow in the event they felt a child visiting the home was at risk of abuse or showed signs of abuse.
Learning outcome: The learner will: 1. Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.   Assessment criteria. The learner can: 1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.
Learning outcome: The leaner will: 2. Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed. Assessment criteria. The learner can 2.1 Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviors that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding. 2.2 Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting 2.3 Ezplain the rights that children, young people and their families have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.

Procedure for safeguarding concerns for a child visiting Bluebell House

There are policies we need to be aware of:
Children Act 1984 with the following additions
The Every Child Matters (ECM) 2003
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Protection of Children Act
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 (updated in 2010)
The Protection of Children in England: A progress report 2009.

1) The policy
2) Detailed procedures for staff to follow and gerneral guidance for staff to adhere to.
Roles from: The alerter
                    Role of the manager
Procedure for:
• Parental consultation
• Consent
• Local Authority responsibilities
• Police involvement
• Urgent medical attention
• Allegations against another child
• Referrals by members of the public
• Managing allegations against staff
• Confidentiality
• Support
• Suspension
Bluebell House has a...