M1 - Analyse How the Above Policy and Procedures Help Children/Young People and Their Families Whilst the Child Is Being Looked After
In this assignment, I will be analysing how the above policy and procedures help children/young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after in recommendation to a child protection policy of a setting in health and social care sector. In addition to identify what are the advantage and disadvantages of the children’s protection policy.
A children’s protection policy is a document guiding all service provider on the ways and how they can safeguard children from being harm or exploited.
A policy is a file or document that guides the service providers with principles on their how the …show more content…
“If any adult suspects that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect, the Nursery Manager must be informed and the concerns will be recorded and reported to the local safeguarding board and Ofsted”
The advantage of an adults suspecting that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect is by being able to identify that a child is being abused them this could help prevent any further abuse taking place. Also, that the policies encourage service providers to monitor every child and be more alert and aware of any their signs of abuse or neglect such as a child not being given adequate amount of food, care, being cleaned and recognise physical abuse such as marks or burns.
The disadvantage is that not every staff member is able to identify and in some cases they will turn a blind eye. On the other hand, a service providers may not being be fully competent and trained to spot a child experiencing abuse or neglect. However, the disadvantage of an adult suspecting a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect is that they may not be aware and alert of the behaviour of a child such as children withdrawn from others or even notice the marks or bruise on a child’s body which they may look