Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. Explain when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice. Explain how the processes used by own work setting or service comply with legislation that covers data protection, information handling and sharing. Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people. Explain the importance of a child or young person-centred approach. . Explain what is meant by partnership working in the context of safeguarding. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the different organisations that may be involved when a child or young person has been abused or harmed.
Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. Explain policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them. Evaluate ways in which concerns about poor practice can be reported whilst ensuring that whistleblowers and those whose practice or behaviour is being questioned are protected. . Explain how practitioners can take steps to protect themselves within their everyday practice in the work setting and on off site visits. Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding. . Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures of own setting.
Explain the rights that children, young people and their carers have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.. Explain different types of bullying and the potential effects on children and young people. Outline the policies and procedures that should be followed in response to concerns or evidence of bullying and explain the reasons why they are in place. Explain how to support a child or young person and/or their family when bullying is suspected or alleged. . Explain how to support children and young people’s self-confidence and self-esteem.. Analyse the importance of supporting resilience in children and young people.. Explain why it is important to work with the child or young person to ensure they have strategies to protect themselves and make decisions about safety. . Explain ways of empowering children and young people to make positive and informed choices that support their well being and safety.. Explain the risks and possible consequences for children and young people of being online and of using a mobile phone. Describe ways of reducing risk to children and young people from:social networkinginternet usebuying onlineusing a mobile phone.