What is a Carers role in safeguarding?
Carers have a range of roles regarding safeguarding – they can be the person who raises the concern, themselves be vulnerable to harm and abuse, or can be abusers themselves. Carers may be involved in situations that require a safeguarding response, including: witnessing or speaking up about abuse or neglect.
Who protects safeguarding?
Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children’s health or development. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
How do you respond to abusive comments?
Say, “I will talk to you about this when we can both act calmly; however, I will not stay here and be abused. If you keep speaking to me in that tone, I will leave the house.” Make sure to follow through on whatever consequence you set. If you said you will leave the house, leave the house.
What does safeguarding mean in sport?
Child safeguarding in sport and in sport & development is a set of actions that help to ensure all children participating in sport have a positive experience.
What powers do Safeguarding have?
The six safeguarding principles
- Empowerment: people being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent.
- Prevention: it is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality: the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
How does safeguarding reduce abuse?
Safeguarding both adults and children is about preventing the risk of harm from abuse or exploitation or having the ability to reduce it by raising awareness and supporting people in making informed decisions.
What are the 4 R’s in safeguarding?
As many as 1 in 3 children sexually abused by an adult never tells anyone, so it’s absolutely crucial that, if you even occasionally work with children, you’re aware of the 4 R’s of child protection – Recognise, Respond, Report, and Record.
How do you demonstrate safeguarding?
Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent. Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring. Promote their well-being and take their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.
How do you identify safeguarding issues?
Monitoring a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing Look for any indicators that suggest a person is at risk of harm, such as changes to demeanour or behaviour. Make a point of recording these indicators. Through monitoring these signs and reviewing them regularly you may identify a safeguarding issue.
What do you do in a safeguarding situation?
Tell someone you trust, such as a friend, family member or a professional who will understand the situation and help you to take action. Talk about your concerns with a professional, such as a teacher, support worker, doctor, social worker or nurse. You could also contact your local council’s Safeguarding Team.
How do you respond to a verbal attack?
A natural reaction to a verbal assault is to tense up and begin breathing rapidly – or not at all. Become aware of your breathing, taking air in by your mouth and expelling it through your nose. That will help you control your reactions and not behave unprofessionally even when the other person is acting like a jerk.
What to report to safeguarding?
Make a report of what you’ve seen and any evidence that would support your claim, including time and date. Do this in line with your educational organisation’s child protection policy. Report what you have seen to a superior or a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who will then take the issue further if they see fit.
What are the main safeguarding issues?
What are Safeguarding Issues? Examples of safeguarding issues include bullying, radicalisation, sexual exploitation, grooming, allegations against staff, incidents of self-harm, forced marriage, and FGM. These are the main incidents you are likely to come across, however, there may be others.
How do you respond to abuse?
Respond carefully and sensitively!
- Validate. “I believe you”
- Reassure. The abuser may have threatened that something bad will happen to the victim if they speak up.
- Be clear.
- Don’t do anything behind the child’s back.
- Be honest.
- Don’t pressure the child to speak about the abuse.
- Don’t confront the abuser directly.
What are the do’s and don’ts of disclosure?
- remain calm, approachable and receptive.
- listen carefully, without interrupting.
- acknowledge you understand how difficult this may be.
- make it clear that you are taking what is said seriously.
- reassure them that they have done the right thing in telling you.
- let them know that you’ll do everything you can to help them.
How do you describe safeguarding?
Safeguarding means keeping people safe from harm, abuse and/or neglect. ‘Abuse’ is when someone does something to a person that can cause harm. It could be emotional and/or physical harm. ‘Neglect’ is when someone is not being given the care and support that they need to live their life, this can include self-neglect.
What are your responsibilities when abuse is disclosed?
Do not confront the perpetrator Remember, it is the role of the authorities to investigate the truth of the claim. Your role is to support the child or young person. It is imperative you do not confront the perpetrator of any type of abuse or discuss the child or young person’s disclosure with him or her.