Childhood and Young People Essay

Submitted By Alan William-Martin
Words: 1710
Pages: 7

1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
The childrens act 2004: This was brought in after the Lord Laming inquiry following the death of Victoria Clumbie in February 2002. This showed major failings within different child protection systems. Victoria was known to many different organisations and none of them where aware of the other.
So the working together to safeguard children 2006 was brought in to help organisations communicate with each other about any concerns they have for a child or young person to help minimise the risk or try to prevent thing which may pose a threat to the child or young person. The safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006: was brought in after the Bichard inquiry after the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman who were murdered by Ian Huntley who at the time was the school caretaker. The way people where recruited when being around vulnerable groups was brought into question and also the way background checks are done.
1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young person
The Criminal Record Bureau (CRB): they carry out checks on all people who wish to work with young people or vulnerable groups. They are able to check to see if the applicant has a criminal record they get this information from a number of sources including the Police National Computer (PNC)
The Independent Safeguarding Authority: The ISA was created in 2007 they where to oversee a new Vetting and Barring Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this was for all those who were currently working with vulnerable groups to be put through an enhanced vetting procedure before being allowed to carry on with their duties. In 2010 the Home Secretary Theresa May announced that plans for new applicants or those changing job having to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority were being halted this was to save money for the government on the 1st December 2012 this was merged with the CRB to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) There are three levels of DBS checks, Standard, Enhanced and Enhanced with barred list checks: The standard level is for those who are coming into direct contact with children or young people E.G security. Standard certificates reveal details of any convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings the applicant has received. The Enhanced DBS checks are for positions involving certain activities such as teaching children or treating adults this does everything the standard check does but also includes a check for information that has not led to a criminal conviction but may indicate a danger to vulnerable groups. The Enhanced with barred list checks all that and also looks to see if the person has been barred from working with Children or Vulnerable groups.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (N.S.P.C.C)

2.2 Describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured.
If a child or young person is ill or injured you need to 1. Determine the cause of the illness or injury so you can give information to the people who need to know 2. Reassure them so they don’t get worried because if the child get worried then they may think it is worse than it is, you also need to keep calm as to not worry the child 3. Inform a first aider/ Senior member who will decide on course of action give them all the