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Transcript of Safeguarding Children
What happens to a referral?
Social care response within 1 working day
Assessment: early help, child in need, child protection
Initial Child Protection Conference
Child Protection Review
Children's Services & safeguarding officer
family is best
Children in need s.17
Child protection s.47
statutory for all
and promote the
2010, 2013, 2015
Please Keep Me Safe
involves hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning,
burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or
otherwise causing physical harm to a child or
failing to protect a child from that harm.
Physical harm may also be caused when a
parent or carer fabricates the symptoms of, or deliberately induces illness in a child.
persistent emotional maltreatment
of a child such as to cause severe
and persistent adverse effects on the
child’s emotional development. It
may involve conveying to children
that they are worthless or unloved,
inadequate, or valued only insofar as
they meet the needs of another person.
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
involves forcing or enticing a child or
young person to take part in sexual
activities, whether or
not the child is aware of what is happening.
The activities may involve physical contact
including both penetrative or non-penetrative acts.
They may include non-contact activities, such as
involving children in looking at, or in the
production of, pornographic material or watching
sexual activities, or encouraging children to
behave in sexually inappropriate ways.
what? where? who?
DESIGNATED SENIOR PERSON (DSP)
Sandy Gill 2219
Graeme Buck 2247
Pam Dhaliwal 2410
0300 123 4043
0300 123 4042
protecting children from maltreatment;
preventing impairment of children's health or development;
ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
- What is abuse?
- Signs and Indicators
- Maintaining a child focus
- Legal obligation
- How to respond to concerns
Safer working practice
Live Life SAFE
Never go inside a house, even when invited. Always stay on the doorstep.
Canvass in groups, never leave someone on their own at a door and out or sight
Do not engage with someone who is aggressive or confrontational
Only take essentials with you
Ensure the lead officer knows the approximate time of a round so they can check in if you don't arrive on time
Always carry a charged mobile phone and the number of at least two canvassers
DUTY TO CO-OPERATE S.27
CO-OPERATION TO IMPROVE WELLBEING S.10
ARRANGEMENTS TO SAFEGuarD AND PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF CHDLREN S.11
other things you should know about....
Child sexual exploitation
Honour based abuse
Female genital mutilation
Quick FIRE qUIZ
Protection orders can be put in place for those at risk of forced marriage?
In 2014/15 more children contacted the NSPCC for Physical abuse than any other category of abuse?
For every child on a child protection plan it is estimated another 8 have suffered from maltreatment?
Under 1s are particularly vulnerable to abuse?
Parents who have mental health problems are more likely to abuse their children?
It is illegal for a parent/carer to hit their child?
Children can be left home alone when they reach the age of 13?
49% of 18-24 year olds identify as heterosexual?
Signs and Indicators
If you're worried that a child is being abused,
watch out for any unusual behavior
suddenly behaves differently
wets the bed
changes in eating habits
thoughts about suicide
lET's WRAP IT UP FOR LUNCH BUT THEN WRAP IT....
what do you thunk?
What colour is a zebra if i take
away its stripes?
If I empty the play centres of their contents,
materials and staff and placed them in the
middle of a desert but left the building to
remain, where are the play centres?
Can you match the headline to the name?
TEACHER ACCUSED OF GROPING GIRLS
PUPIL DESCRIBES SEX WITH TEACHER
CLASSICS TEACHER SLEPT WITH PUPIL AFTER PLYING HIM WITH CIDER
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER MADE A TEENAGE PUPIL PERFORM SEX ACT AT SECRET MEETING
DEPUTY HEAD HAD SEX WITH PUPIL IN LIBRARY
Safer working practice?
TEACHER PURSUES 7-YEAR BATTLE TO RETURN TO CLASSROOM AFTER BEING ACQUITTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
TEACHER CLEARED OVER FILMED SEX ACT WITH BOY
TEACHER CLEARED OF SEX WITH PUPIL CHARGE
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX ACT WITH PUPIL IS CLEARED IN JUST 90 MINUTES
TEACHER CLEARED OF HAVING SEX WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PUPIL
"TAPE ATTACK" TEACHER WALKS FREE
Personal and Professional Conduct
Personal, Intimate, Medical
Reacting to conflict, threats, acts of violence
Safer Working Practice with Children: A
guide for employees, Councilors, volunteers and contractors working with children and young people
Who is an adult at risk?
Can you name the 10 categories of abuse?
Neglect/Acts of Omission
anything else you need to be aware of?
Hate & Mate Crime
Female Genital Mutilation
Honour Based Abuse
18 years + who has needs for care and support
is at risk of or experiencing abuse/neglect
as a result of the care and support needs is able to protect themself from abuse/neglect or risk of it
Clare Davies 2164
Claire Fletcher 2933