Safeguarding Children Essay

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Introduction This essay will critically analyse concept of safeguarding children, child abuse in practitioner’s professional role. It will then analyse and critically evaluate the indicators and signs of child abuse and the impact it has on the children. It will apply and critically evaluate the policies which underpin the practitioner’s role in recognition and response to child abuse. Finally, it focuses on critically discussing the factors which restrain and assist the partnership working when safeguarding children and will suggest how practitioner’s profession effectiveness may be enhanced. Learning Objective 1 What is safeguarding??(Overall) Safeguarding is an umbrella term used by practitioners to ensure children are protected from harm…show more content…
In 2000 as stated by Brooker, S. Cawson, P. Et al. (2000) some countries have created legislations which ban ‘physical punishment’ and other countries allow for children to beaten with ‘a stick or a strap’ as long as the beating doesn’t leave a permanent mark. Child abuse is when a child is being miss treated and is being treated in an unacceptable way. It is different to safeguarding as safeguarding is a term used by the professionals to describe the laws, legislations and steps professionals, government and other professionals involved in the child’s life must follow in order to protect the child from danger. “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as protecting children from maltreatment; preventing the impairment of children's health and development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. (...) The UK Government guidance makes it clear that everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in safeguarding children – it's everyone's responsibility.” (Shabde, N. Steele, A. (2014)) What is a
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