Record of Assessment Cycle
Assessor name Amy Norman
Planned Assessments Unit /
criteria Due Date
‘Please keep me safe.’ This simple but profoundly important hope is the very minimum upon which every child and young person should be able to depend.
“Protection of Children in England ‘A progress report 12th March 2009’”
In order to support the above statement you need to compile a folder which includes:
• an outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people
• an explanation of child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people
• an analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people
• an explanation of when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice
• an explanation of how the processes used by own work setting or service comply with legislation that covers data protection, information handling and sharing.
An important part of safeguarding children and young people is working in partnership with other organisations to ensure a robust support system. Add to your folder the following:
• an explanation of the importance of safeguarding children and young people
• an explanation of the importance of a child or young person-centred approach
• an explanation of what is meant by partnership working in the context of safeguarding
• a description of the roles and responsibilities of the different organisations that may be involved when a child or young person has been abused or harmed.
Policies and procedures form an important part of work place practice. It is vital to ensure that all staff have a clear understanding of the requirements and responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people and staff. Add to your folder the following:
• an explanation of why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting
• an explanation of policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them
• an evaluation of ways in which concerns about poor practice can be reported whilst ensuring that whistle-blowers and those whose practice or behaviour is being questioned are protected
• an explanation of how practitioners can take steps to protect themselves within their everyday practice in the work setting and on off site visits.
It is important that as a child care practitioner you are able to respond to a child or young person who may have been abused or harmed. Add to your folder the following:
• a description of the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding
• a description of the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting
• an explanation of the rights that children, young people and their carers have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.
As bullying appears to be more prevalent in society you will need to be able to identify and manage situations where bullying may occur. Add to your folder the following:
• an explanation of different types of bullying and the potential effects on children and young people
• an outline of the policies and procedures that should be followed in response to concerns or evidence of bullying and explain the reasons why they are in place
• an explanation of how to support a child or young person and/or their family when bullying is suspected or alleged.
An important part of safeguarding is to empower the child or young person so that they can develop strategies to protect themselves. Add your folder the following:
• an explanation of how to support children and young people’s self-confidence and self-esteem
• an analysis of the importance of supporting resilience in children and young people
• an explanation of why it is important to work with the child or young person to ensure they have strategies to protect themselves and make decisions about safety
• an explanation of ways of empowering children and young people to make positive and informed choices that support their well-being and safety.
E-safety is an area of growing importance and you need to be informed of the issues involved in new technology. Add to your folder the following:
• an explanation of the risks and possible consequences for children and young people of being online and of using a mobile phone
• a description of ways of reducing risk to children and young people from: - social networking - internet use - buying online - using a mobile phone. CYP 3.3
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