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Child protection 4


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Safeguarding Children

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Child protection 4

  1. 1. Child protection
  2. 2. Childprotection Section 47 of the Children Act 1989 places a duty on local authorities to make enquiries if there is “reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm.”
  3. 3. Safeguarding is much more than ChildProtection Stay safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation Safe from accidental injury and death Safe from bullying and discrimination Have security, stability, and are cared for Wellbeing of the Child
  4. 4. Safeguarding andChildProtection Safeguarding’ is: Protecting children from maltreatment Preventing impairment of health or development Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care Enabling children to have optimum life chances in adulthood ‘Child Protection’ is: A part of safeguarding and promoting welfare Refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm
  5. 5. Childprotection  The types of injuries occurring due to improper manual handling.  1. Neck region  2. Shoulder region  3. Spinal region  4. Joint  5. Muscles and Ligaments
  6. 6. Childprotection conference 1. The purpose of the Child Protection Conference is to assess the risk and to come up with a plan 2. Attendees: child, parents, social worker, extended family GP, Paediatrician, HV, school nurse, teacher, police, NSPCC, local authority legal services 3. The minimum of agencies needed to be present to make the conference quorate is 3 4. Prior to the conference written report should be shared with the parents and child is age appropriate by yourself
  7. 7. Childprotection conference 2  The majority vote of professional persons there decide if child should be subject to a Child Protection Plan, chair has casting vote  You cannot abstain from giving a vote/opinion but can make a statement if you disagree with the decision  Plan then needs to be made  Following conference a Core Group meets 10 days later to discuss how the plan is to be implemented  Review from initial conference is 3 months, 6 months from review to review