Hi, try to write as much as makes everything clear
if it helps try to adjust how you think of safeguarding and protection in general.
Safeguarding could be viewed as an umbrella term that emcompasses everything a setting/provision does to ensure the safety and well-being of their children - and adults!
Tis involves considerations about ..
Introduction to child protection legislation in the UK
- Keeping everyone safe from accidents
- other Health and safety - coshh, riddor - spotty book, medications, fire safety precautions, product safety markings, vehicles - seat belts and seat provision, childcare act 2006 sets statutory rights for registered settings to be inspected on both assesment + health and safety ofsted, smoking ban, food hygiene legislation 2006. First aid training, outings, adult to child ratios, health and safety at work act 1974, manual handling regulation, data protection act 1998
- Forced marriage
- Missing children
- Ensuring the environment is a safe and healthy one in order to promote well-being
Staying safe action plan
2008 national policy
Common assessment framework
this helps to identify an individual's welfare needs: introduced through legislation of the Children's act 2004
- foundation stage
- prebirth to 3 and Curriculum for excellence
- foundation phase
- for information
, this in part supports knowledge of how outside agencies work together to safeguard children and the part practitioner's play in their professional duties to protect & safeguard the children in their care.
The CRB disclosure system alongside the CWDC safer recruitment training
helps to safeguard children against being placed in contact with unsuitable people, as best as it all can.
This includes safeguarding procedures for eg. visitors to a setting where unsupervised access to children may occur - maintenance work, parents taking own children only to toilet..
Exisitng & new injuries book
Signing in & out/visitors book
exists in order to manage safeguarding procedures at a national level.
LSCBs - are local safeguading children's boards, bringing safeguarding closer to the front line, and providing the means to action child protection procedures .. check on your own .gov.uk website to see what information is available for your local board also introduced through legislation of the Children's act 2004 and a key part of ECM
Child protection is the actual process that you take in order to act against a reasoned understanding that a child is at risk from significant harm.
Safeguarding would have practitioners trained to recognise when a child/ren is at risk from harm or is in need as a result of their vulnerability.
Reporting information from the NSPCC
Publication - what to do if you are worried a child is being abused
. Child protection is part of the wider implications that safeguarding has overall and forms an area of its own high importance.
The tragic death of Victoria Climbie at the hands of her carers higlights the dysfunctional way in which services for children were happening. The Laming report
of 2003 examined this and produced the green paper
/policy Every child matters
which in turn instigated extensions to the Children's act of 1989
.. introducing the children's act of 2004
, all of which support the UNCRC's articles
eg. 19, 32, that give children the right to be protected from harm and to have protection procedures in place that enable care for a child that safeguards their well-being.
Child protection area
for safeguarding procedures on education.gov.uk .. shows how the titles can interchange helping to confuse confusion
it does help to look at what a proactive and reactive approach is.
I hope this helps a little more xx