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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Keeping children safe

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006 and 2010)
Aims to:
● safeguard children from maltreatment
● prevent impairment of children’s health or development
● ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
Outlines a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for sharing information and early referral.
Outlines how organisations should work together.

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Every Child Matters
Five aspirational high-level outcomes: ● Stay safe
● Be healthy
● Enjoy and achieve
● Make a positive contribution
● Achieve economic well-being

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Four key principles:
● Accountability
● Information sharing
● Integration
● Safeguarding

TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Children Act (2004)
Adds detail to the Children Act of 1989.
Defines the threshold for state intervention in family life to protect children from abuse.
Defines ‘significant harm’ and ‘child in need’.

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Children Act (2004) continued
States that local authorities and children’s social care are responsible for investigating whenever information is received that gives reasonable cause to suspect significant harm.
States that schools should cooperate with local authorities when investigations are taking place.

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Signs of abuse






Unexplained injuries and refusal to discuss these injuries
Aggressive behaviour
Withdrawal from physical contact
Self-harming
Sudden changes in behaviour

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