Unit 10 P3

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Unit 10 Caring for Children P3
Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action the commission takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
Protecting children from maltreatment also preventing impairment of children’s health or development. This ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Physical Abuse
Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning,
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Forehead, Nose, Elbows, Chin, Bony spine, Forearm, Hip, Knees, Shins.
However a new born baby shouldn’t have any bruises as they can’t crawl or walk.
In a schools teachers will have forms that they can fill out for accident and incident report. if the teachers feels like a child is in danger at home by noticing bruising and red marks persistently.
Statistics
1 in 14 children have been physically abused.
19% of contacts to the NSPCC’s helpline last year were concerns about physical abuse.
Over 6,800 children were identified as needing protection from physical abuse last year.
The NSPCC’s helpline responded to over 11,000 contacts about physical abuse last year.
Over 10,000 children and young people contracted ChildLine about physical abuse last year.
Neglect
Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse. Once a child is born, neglect may involve a parent or carer failing to:
Provide adequate food, clothing and shelter (including exclusion from home or abandonment) and to protect a child from physical and emotional harm or danger.
A child may be put in danger or not protected from physical or emotional

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