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Who is responsible for safeguarding?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

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Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. They must know how to report concerns about physical, emotional or sexual abuse; neglect; trafficking or exploitation so that those concerns can be addressed quickly and appropriately.

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Simply so, who is responsible for the safeguarding children?

Whilst local authorities, through their children's social care teams, play the lead role in safeguarding children and protecting them from harm, everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in protecting them. Children includes everyone under the age of 18.

Additionally, what professionals are involved in safeguarding? A wide range of health professionals have a critical role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including: GPs, primary care practitioners, paediatricians, nurses, health visitors, midwives, school nurses, those working in maternity, child and adolescent mental health, allied health

Also Know, what is a practitioner's role in safeguarding?

The EYFS 2014 requires that: “A practitioner must be designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children in every setting. They must provide support, advice and guidance to any other staff on an ongoing basis, and on any specific safeguarding issue as required.”

What is a safeguarding concern?

A safeguarding concern is when you are worried about the safety or well-being of a child or adult because of something seen or heard, or information which has been given to you.

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What happens when safeguarding goes wrong?

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What is an example of safeguarding?

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How do you write a safeguarding policy?

Writing a safeguarding and child protection policy statement
  1. Purpose and aim of the policy statement. Identify the organisation, its purpose and function.
  2. Scope of the policy statement. Be clear about who the policy applies to.
  3. Context.
  4. Policy statement.
  5. Supporting documents.
  6. Contact details.
  7. Dates.
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Do you have any idea about child safeguarding?

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What are the 5 P's in child protection?

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How often should staff be trained in safeguarding?

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Why is it important to have safeguarding policies?

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Why is confidentiality important in safeguarding?

Confidentiality is an important principle that enables people to feel safe in sharing their concerns and to ask for help. However, the right to confidentiality is not absolute. Sharing relevant information with the right people at the right time is vital to good safeguarding practice.

Eresvita Casamitjana

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How does safeguarding relate to working with children?

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Evdochia Gratwol

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What is safeguarding in a childcare setting?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm, it focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Tops recognise all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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What is a maltreatment?

Child maltreatment is behavior toward a child that is outside the norms of conduct and entails substantial risk of causing physical or emotional harm. Four types of maltreatment are generally recognized: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse (psychologic abuse), and neglect.

Enna Mitre

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Can you discuss your understanding of safeguarding and welfare requirements?

The safeguarding and welfare requirements are designed to ensure that childcare providers promote the welfare of children and keep them safe and well. You're probably well aware that the EYFS is a very detailed document, and when it comes to safeguarding and welfare, there is lots to take in.

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How would you report a safeguarding concern in a nursery?

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What are the roles and responsibilities of an early years practitioner?

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What is the EYFS framework?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

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How do you deal with safeguarding issues?

Process for reporting safeguarding concerns
  1. Remain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up.
  2. Listen carefully and give the person time to speak.
  3. Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed, but never promise confidentiality.
  4. Act immediately, and do not try to address the issue yourself.

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What is the role of social services in safeguarding?

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How do social workers safeguard vulnerable adults?

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