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Copy of Safeguarding
Transcript of Copy of Safeguarding
What we'll cover
Basic Safeguarding Awareness
What Safeguarding is and why we need to implement it
The Legislative Framework
Definitions of Abuse
Roles and Responsibilities
What punishments did you receive as a child – would they still be acceptable in today’s society?
What is the definition of a child?
What do we mean by 'Safeguarding'?
– every human being below the age of 18 years (UNCRC)
– doing everything possible to minimise the risk of harm to children and young people. (NSPCC)
Why do we need to implement Safeguarding policies and procedures?
are protected (minimising the risk to children)
are protected (clear expectation of behaviour and reporting procedures)
is protected (clear commitment to safeguarding through policies and procedures leading to best practice)
The five outcomes for children (0-19)
What do you think the 4 areas of child abuse might be…….?
Definitions of Child Abuse
As well as the 4 areas of child abuse we need to consider a range of factors/areas to ensure a safe environment for children.
In your groups list as many areas as you can think of….
Photographs and Videos
Health and Safety Policy
Avoiding Negative Language
of children experience bullying in school. A quarter of children bullied by their peers reported that they suffered long term harmful effects lasting into adulthood.
Research with 11 – 19 year olds found that
1 in 5
young people globally (20%) had experienced bullying or threats via email, internet chat room or text message
In your groups, read the following scenarios and rate them from 1 – 6.
1 – not a problem
6 – a big problem
Employers are responsible for ensuring that:
Their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting children children's welfare.
All staff are trained in safeguarding
Training is delivered by trainers who are knowledgeable about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
They are aware of the different training needs of staff according to role
A mandatory induction on safeguarding is provided.
All organisations should have a designated officer responsible for making sure CP policy is implemented and followed. This should be a senior figure.
In regard to safeguarding what are we doing well?
What could we do better?
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well being
UK legislative framework
United Nations Convention on
the Rights of the Child
First legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not.
The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.
The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.
The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services.
All children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse
(UNCRC 1989, Article 19)
The UNCRC Convention on the Rights of the Child ensures that every child has equal rights.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has declared the Convention to be the document governing human rights minimum standards for children.
By agreeing to undertake the obligations of the Convention (by ratifying or acceding to it), national governments have committed themselves to protecting and ensuring children's rights and they have agreed to hold themselves accountable for this commitment before the international community.
States parties to the Convention are obliged to develop and undertake all actions and policies in the light of the best interests of the child.