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Question: Case Study: CU3119 Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People for Those Working in the Adult Sector.

EDI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

1 Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people
1. Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.

2 Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
2.1. Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.
2.2 Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting.
2.3 Explain the rights that children, young people and their families have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.

Answer: 2.1. - Recognising signs of abuse is important. Workers can take the first steps which give an idea about the level/kind of abuse that is happening to a child or vulnerable adults. The worker should have the knowledge and skills to identify different patterns in behaviour as well as signs and symptoms. Behaviour that is suspicious for the child’s or vulnerable adults age and developmental stage, e.g. hitting/pinching others/lashing out, notice not being him or herself, offset of wetting themselves etc. This can be monitored by doing regular observations on the child/ vulnerable adult and assessment that workers can make of children/ vulnerable adults under their care. You can find out when a child / vulnerable adult has been abused e.g. you suspect physical abuse then we look out for signs such as bruises, cuts and abrasions, pinch marks, bruising in ears.

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: EDI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1023
  • Date submitted: December 08, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5250

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