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Question: Unit 516 – Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)

Learning Outcome 1.1. Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people.

Learning Outcome 2.1. Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.

Learning Outcome 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.

Learning Outcome 2.3. Explain the rights that children, young people and their families have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged. ** see feedback below

Answer: There are policies we need to be aware of:
Children Act 1984 with the following additions
The Every Child Matters (ECM) 2003
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Protection of Children Act
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 (updated in 2010)
The Protection of Children in England: A progress report 2009.

The Every Child Matters initiative has became one of the most far- reaching policy initiatives to be released in the last ten years. It provided a detailed framework for working with children within multi- agency partnerships. The themes covering health, safety, achievement of well- being and positive contribution making. One of the criticisms of services had been the failure of professionals to understand each other's roles or to work together in a multi- disciplinary manner and the ECM initiative sought to change this.
Despite huge changes being made the new sche...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1138
  • Date submitted: March 26, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4624

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