The different agencies involved in safeguarding in schools are, social services, police, NHS, Brekfast clubs.
There intentions are the same but there roles are completely different. Social services role is to make sure that all children are in a happy family enviroment also making sure that they are healthy and that there parents can cope with the childs development stages. Also if a child is off school for a long time or if they keep arriving late to school a teacher will report it to them so they can make a check. The police also make checks on parents/children if they have recived a complaint. The NHS is always involved in a Childs development making sure that they are fit and healthy. They perform checks on children every few months and also special checks if people think the child is not getting enough food or is looking in bad health. Breakfast clubs are there for children who might not get breakfast at home either parent are too busy with everything to make it. Or maybe there parents cannot afford to make breakfast. Breakfast clubs are I place to make sure every child has there breakfast and is ready for the day ahead.
When a child or young person has fallen ill or is injured the best thing to do is tell someone who is around to get a senior member of staff or the first aider if they know who it is. Always stay with the child until someone is there. Write an accident report and also give the child a note that they can give to their parents. Also if the accident or illness is really bad and they are taken to hospital the parents or guardian will have to be informed.
1. Get help/ Reassure the child everything is okay.
2. Make sure that the child is treated.
3. Fill out reports.
4. If the accident is bad make sure that the right people are informed.
• Has unexplained bruises or injuries
• Has linear bruising, especially when seen on the buttocks, legs, arms and back
• Has injuries where children don’t normally - on the face, legs, bottom or torso
• Has bruising in various stages of healing especially when on different body parts
• Has bruises in the shape of an object, a hand, shoe, iron, stick, belt, etc.
• Has fading bruises or other marks noticeable after an absence from school
• Reports injury by a parent or another adult caregiver
• Provides difficult to believe explanations for injuries
• Has difficulty sitting, complains of soreness, or moves uncomfortably
• Wears clothing to cover body especially when inappropriate to weather
• Reports mistreatment of animals in the home
• Becomes withdrawn, aggressive or self-destructive
• Is bullied or is a bully
• Routinely arrives at school early or stays late
• Is overly compliant, an overachiever or overly responsible
• Seems frightened of the parents; appears afraid of being at home
• Is always watchful and alert - as though preparing for something bad to happen
• Has learning problems
• Has behaviour changes just prior to going home from school or when picked up
• Is wary of adult contact; cringes or flinches when others get close
Additional indicators for adolescents
• Chronic runaway
• Engages in violent or dangerous behaviour
• Has not received attention for physical or medical problems
• Medical needs are only cared for when urgent, has untreated dental needs
• Has consistently bad hygiene, has unwashed, matted hair and noticeable body odour
• Clothing is too large or too small or inappropriate for the weather
• Receives little or no support from family with homework and school activities
• Reports no caretaker, or inconsistent caretakers at home
• Has attended numerous schools with delays in enrolment
• Has no pets or many pets; describes pets as hungry or dying
• Routinely loses, or does not return school papers,…