Candidates to confirm identity; Verifying authenticity of qualifications and references directly; Seeking a full employment history for prospective staff and reserving the right to approach any previous employer; Making appointments only after references and checks are obtained; Making all appointments to work with children subject to a probationary period.
Physical contact is only appropriate in very limited circumstances. The social worker and an officer from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Cafcass among others will try to understand why the child might be at risk and what can be done to keep them safe. However, there may be circumstances in which concerns about the safety of a child or about the conduct of an ISM member in relation to children are brought to the attention of an ISM staff member.
This principle applies regardless of whether the ISM member is working in an employed or self-employed capacity. For the purposes of this policy and guidance a child is anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.
However, every effort should be made to ensure that confidentiality is maintained for all concerned when an allegation has been made and is being investigated. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example ensuring spillages are cleaned up promptly so people do not slip, or cupboard drawers are kept closed to ensure people do not trip.
All ISM members who come into contact with children in the course of their professional activities must adhere to the ISM Safeguarding Code of Practice see section 3the procedure for reporting safeguarding concerns see section 5 and have regard to any other relevant guidance issued by the ISM.
Ask questions for clarification only, and at all times avoid asking questions that suggest a particular answer.
So only people who need to know should be told about it. Concurrent planning While the interim care order is in place, professionals can work together with the family to see if the child can return home.
This policy and guidance is specifically focused on children. Care proceedings In some cases, professionals may conclude that the parents or carers are not able to provide safe or appropriate care for their child and the local authority will decide to take the child into care.
Unless the level of risk requires the courts to get involved immediately, care proceedings will only start after extensive efforts to keep the child with their family. It should be made known to all children, young people and adults and, where possible, it should be prominently displayed, perhaps on a poster.
The policy statement should also: Our Code of Practice Inappropriate physical contact with children must be avoided. This includes children who have nobody to look after them or whose parents are unable to look after them for a period of time, due to illness or other problems.
The ISM in turn will endeavour to safeguard children by: If a child has complex needs, it may be appropriate for the local authority to provide support under section 17 of the Children Act children in need.
Listen carefully to what is said and show that you are taking it seriously. This is awarded for eight weeks initially. When writing your procedures, use the sections below as headings and then write your own responses underneath them.Eggbuckland Community College fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection.
Our Policy applies to all Staff, Trustees and Volunteers working in the College.
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Children have the right to be protected from harm so it is important that any organisation or group that works with children or young people has a clear set of guidelines about how they will keep children safe and to respond to child protection concerns.
guide to writing a child protection policy.
Includes what to think about before starting to write; what the policy needs to contain (including a sample child protection policy statement); and writing an implementation plan.
The NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit has a sample child protection policy for sporting organisations. Children have the right to be protected from harm so it is important that any organisation or group that works with children or young people has a clear set of guidelines about how they will keep children safe and respond to child protection concerns.
Back to Resource library Child protection These resources can help your organisation, club or group improve practices for safeguarding children and young people.Download