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Question: Unit LHS47 - Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector

Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people:
1.1 -Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people

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: (1.1)There are many policies, procedures and legislation that govern and ensure safe working practice with children and young people. The following are the main legislation that govern this practice. Human Rights Act 1998, Disability Discrimination Act Safeguarding Children and Young people Policy paper 2014, Children’s Act 1989, Working together to Safeguard Children 2013, Equality Act 2010, Housing Act 1996 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Every Child matters. Related policies to the safe working practice with children are as follow. Hate Crime Policy, Domestic Abuse Policy, Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy, Data protection Policy, Confidentiality Policy, Complaints Policy, Mental Capacity Policy, Whistleblowing Policy, Anti-Social Behaviour Policy, Recruitment Poli...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: NVQ 5 Health and social care management
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1545
  • Date submitted: August 05, 2018
  • Date written: August, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8471

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