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Responses where a child maltreatment or abuse is suspected

Unit 10 Task 3 CYP

Tracy Richmond-hughes

on 3 June 2015

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Responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected / confirmed. By Tracy RH

Responses where a child maltreatment or abuse is suspected
Access to professional support- social worker , medical etc.
unconditional acceptance of a child /young people.
Empowering Children and Young people.
Awareness of the potential impact of abuse on a child and family- what are they?
Counteracting possible stereotyping.
improving self-image.
building self-esteem and confidence.
Empowering children
Be Aware of the potential impact of abuse on a child/ young person and the family
When all professionals are dealing with cases of child abuse, they should be aware of the impact of abuse on children/ young people and their family.
What are the impacts on the child/ young person when abuse has taken place ?
What are the impacts of the family?
How do we build self-esteem in CYP ?
Most children who have been abused may have a low self- esteem and confidence, there are methods that may be used to support them:-
Play Therapy
role of the Voluntary
Unconditional acceptance of a child/young people.
What does this mean?
unconditional acceptance of a child means that the professional invloved in a case should treat every child in their care with full acceptance and respect.
This means not looking at what the child is going through and treating them less favorable.
This helps a child to express their feeling and ask for help where possible.
Access to professional support:
All children or young people who have been abused or maltreated will require professional support.
Social worker
Educational psychologists
Family liaison Officer
Residential support staff
Foster Carer
Counteracting possible stereotyping.
It is very common for people who are dealing with children and young people to stereotype. why ?

Improving SELF-IMAGE
Self- image refers to the way people perceive themselves.
it also refers to the degree of how much the person likes and approves of themselves. history of abuse or violence in the family can have a detrimental affect on CYP.
Play Therapy helps children to express their feelings, improve self-image and build self-esteem.
Play activities that may be used :
Dough, clay and malleable materials where children can vent their anger/feelings.
Happy/ sad drawings activities to allow the children to give words to their feelings.
puppets and doll play.
Dressing up with mirrors , this will help improve their self- esteem.

Counseling provides opportunities for children and young people to explore their problems from a different perspectives.
Most children who have been abused will need some form of counseling in order for them to start again.

NSPCC and Bernardo's are part of the voluntary sector that provides support to CYP, Research their websites for services that they can provide for CYP.
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