Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing for Children and Young People

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Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

• Children’s rights to protection from abuse
• The right to express their views and be listened to
• The right to care
• Services for disabled children
• Services for children living away from home

Safeguarding children in England
The following is a list of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for England:
These guidelines are for those working
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‘Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard children’ (2006) describes safeguarding as: “The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development and ensuring they are growing up in an environment that is consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.” It is the responsibility of the council to ensure they provide child protection conferences. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. Safeguarding should be a concern to the whole community. All public services, not just those directly providing services for children, have a role in safeguarding children and young people e.g.
Housing and leisure services.
Child or young person centred approach give a different way of collecting information about children and young people. Together we learn about what is important to that individual and the future needs in terms of the support they require. Proximal development by Vygotsky describes the idea of using the child’s current ability to support in gaining more advanced skills learning from more skilled peers within the zone of proximal development. It is important mainly because each child or young person is different and will respond/react in different ways. It is important to see each child is different and respond to different approaches and different interests. By


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