2.1. Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people

2.1. Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people

  • Protection during these times ensures Children are not victims of abuse or discrimination.
  • It helps to ensure Children’s welfare and their well being is protected.
  • It helps to prevent allegations of abuse and inappropriate behaviour.
  • It helps everyone to be aware of allegations and what that may mean.
  • It can reassure parents and carers that this is an isssue the setting takes seriously.
  • The statement reinforces all the procedures a setting has in place and the processes it has for reporting/sharing concerns and information.
  • Stating a setting protects children during care routines promotes as well as reinforces the practices, policies and procedures it has in place and enables best practice and the sharing of best practice.
  • All children have the right to live life free from emotional and physical harm UNCRC 19
  • All children have the right to protection from harmful drugs 33
  • All children have the right to privacy 16
  • Children have the right to be live life free from sexual harm 34
  • Children have the right to be protected from all forms of negative exploitation 36
  • All Children have the right for adults to do the best they can for them 3
  • Article 37 states no one is allowed to punish or degrade a child.
  • Article 39 would suggest it is a responsibility of settings to have policies, procedures, practices and an environment in place that assists children in exercising their right to help if hurt, neglected or mistreated.
  • All children are protected by law – as a right under the UNCRC and Children’s act 1989
  • It’s also a requirement of eyfs

 

 

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