Safeguarding Policy in Child Care

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My first responsibility and priority is towards the children in my care. If I have any cause for concern I will report it, following the local Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The relevant local procedures that are held by me are available on request. I understand that child abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, neglect or a mixture of these. I must notify Ofsted of any allegations of abuse, which are alleged to have taken place while the child is in my care. I will follow the steps contained in the ‘What to do if your worried a child is being abused’ booklet.

I keep up to date with child protection issues and relevant legislation by taking regular training courses and by reading relevant publications such as ‘Nursery World’ This helps me be aware of the signs of abuse or neglect and what to do if I have a concern.

I have copies of, and am familiar with, the local Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

If I am concerned about a child’s welfare, I will contact the local authority first contact team, the NSPCC, or other relevant support services for advice, confidentiality will be assured only when it is clear that there is no risk of harm to a child.

Child protection concerns that could identify a particular child are kept confidential and only shared with people who need to know this information.

Parents must notify me of any concerns they have about their child and any accidents, incidents or injuries affecting the child, which will be recorded.

I work together with parents to make sure the care of their child is consistent.

If I notice:

  • significant changes in children’s behaviour
  • unexpected bruising or marks or signs of possible abuse
  • any comments made which give me cause for concern
  • deterioration in general wellbeing which causes concern
  • signs of neglect

I will implement the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures, without delay to minimise any risk to the child. I will call the local social services’ duty desk and follow it up with a letter within 48 hours. I will keep a factual record of the concern and will ask the parents for an explanation, providing it would not put the child at risk.

The EYFS welfare requirements for registered childminders in England require me to let Ofsted know of any concerns that I have reported without delay.

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What's your point?

by boowho

Judging by where else you have posted this experiment, I don't think the conclusions drawn from the cloth monkey experiment means what you think it does.
The study concluded:
"Both suggested that the permanence associated with adoption was far superior to other arrangements when it came to safeguarding the future mental and emotional well-being of children in need of parents."
Harlowe himself said that psychological parenting trumped biological parenting and that the sooner an infant in need of parenting is adopted the better the outcome of the child.
Is this really the point you're trying to make?

Along with child analysts and researchers,

by flbeachmom

Including Anna Freud and René Spitz, Harry Harlow’s experiments added scientific legitimacy to two powerful arguments: against institutional child care and in favor of psychological parenthood. Both suggested that the permanence associated with adoption was far superior to other arrangements when it came to safeguarding the future mental and emotional well-being of children in need of parents.

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