CYP 3.3: Understanding how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

Children & Young People's Workforce L3

This part of the unit focuses on the importance of 'partnerships' working together to protect and prevent children from being abused. The importance of partnership and their role is outlined below

Importance of working in partnership with other organisations to
safeguard children and young people

Importance of safeguarding Importance of the topic
Importance of safeguarding Children have rights to be kept safe and not subjected to abuse or neglect.

Understand how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse to protect children from continued abuse.

Have knowledge of policies and procedures to prevent abuse from happening.

Comply by legislations and guidelines.

Importance of child or young person-centred approach Every Child Matter (ECM) - involve children in the planning decision.

Every child has a right to be protected and prevented from harm or abuse.

ECM – emphasis on staying safe. Children and young people should be made aware of how to protect themselves from maltreatment, violence, neglect or sexual exploitation., bullying or discrimination.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. Suitable and qualified practitioners must be employed with DBS checked. Childcare providers must implement policies and procedures to protect and prevent any form of abuse.
Partnerships working in context of safeguarding Partnerships include: schools, nurseries, GPs, SENCO, Social Services, Health services, Educational psychologist, Speech and language therapist, paediatrician and others.

Partnership means agencies and professionals working together to ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people.

They communicate with each other, sharing information and raising concerns and providing information and making refferals.

Help to provide a quicker service , cut down on waiting time or delays Early intervention means children get the help early and prevent situation escalating.

Roles and responsibilities of different organisation involved when child or young person has been abused or harmed.

Organisation Responsiblities
Schools / nurseries Imparting knowledge on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour .

Observes for signs of abuse and changes in children's behaviour.

Provide training on how to safely use e-learning and use filtering software.

Monitor records and shares information with other agencies.

Identify and support children who are at a greater risk of abuse .

Children Social Care Services Responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in need.

If child is at risk of harm or abuse, social worker conducts an initial assessment to establish the needs of the child and ability of parents to meet those needs.

They interview parents and liaise with other agencies to collate relevant information about the child.

Take action if child is in eminent danger of abuse.
Police The Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) make an investigation , gather evidence from children social care , take action by removing child or the perpetrator .

Doctors - GPs Examine children with suspected non-accidental injuries. Duty to alert children social cares if abuse suspected.

Write a report and give evidence in court.
Counsellors Provide support to victims of abuse

National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Responsible for protecting children from harm.

Provide services :

to support families and children
provide helpline for children in distress of danger
Raise awareness of abuse via advertising and training
Shares knowledge with other agencies
Influences social policy making to protect children from abuse.
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) E- Safety Role to safeguard children from cyber abuse.,br>
Raise awareness of internet safety / unsuitable websites.

Sets guidelines to protect children from cyber abuse.


DFE (2014) Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

DFE (2014). Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

DEF(2014). Early years (under 5s) foundation stage framework (EYFS)

DFE (2014) Keeping children safe in Out of hours provisions

DFE(2014) Early Years Outcomes

Parents - guide to EYFS (2014)

What to expect and when (2014)

The British Association for Early Childhood Education
(Supported by DFE)

Every Child Matters 2003)

Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (2003-2008)

DFE (2008) Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11)

Parliament (2003) Every Child Matters

Tassoni et al (2010) Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's
Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare). Pearson: Harlow Essex

Caroline Meggit et al (2011) CACHE Level 3 Children and Young People's
Workforce Diploma: Early Learning and Child Care.
Hodder Education: London