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Analyse the legal requirements and guidance relating to the safeguarding of children (review the legislation and analyse its importance).

 Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding

Assignment Title

Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding

Date Issued

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Final Deadline

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Qualification

Covered

Pearson EDEXCEL Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Units Covered

Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding

Learning Outcomes covered

LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6

Duration (approx)

31 Guided Learning Hours

Unit Aim

In this unit learners will consider the concept of safeguarding and investigate the main legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures that support this, including data protection and Information Handling.

Task 1

Produce a written assignment to cover the following:

  • Analyse the legal requirements and guidance relating to the safeguarding of children (review the legislation and analyse its importance).
  • Evaluate the impact of the legal requirements on your own role (how and why do they impact on your role)
  • Explain children’s right to be safe, include references to  – UNCRC; Duty of care; Safe recruitment; Early Years Foundation Stage.

Evidence you must

Produce for this

task

Written assignment

Criteria covered by this task---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To achieve the criteria you must show you are able to:

Unit

Assessment

Criteria

Analyse legal requirements and guidance relating to the safeguarding of children.

8

1.1

Evaluate the impact of legal requirements and guidance on own role.

8

1.2

Explain children’s right to be safe, with references to:

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Duty of care
  • Safe recruitment
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

8

1.3

Task 2

Produce a written assignment to cover the following:

  • Explain different types of abuse and indicators of abuse.
  • Explain settings procedures for passing on concerns.
  • Explain the range of people who have contact with children and how abuse can take place.
  • Explain the strategies that need to be in place for protection.

Evidence you must produce for this

task

Written assignment

Criteria covered by this task -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding

To achieve the criteria you must show you are able to:

Unit

Assessment Criteria

Explain the difference types of abuse.

8

3.1

Explain the indicators of types of abuse.

8

3.2

Explain the importance of observing and reflecting on changes in children’s behaviour

8

3.3

Explain own setting’s procedure for passing on concerns about the practise of others that may impact on the welfare of children

8

3.4

Explain how abuse can take place by a range of people who have contact with children.

8

3.5

Explain why it is important to work with children to ensure they have strategies to protect themselves.

8

3.6

Task 3

Produce a personal statement to cover the following:

Describe and explain how you would respond to allegations that a child has been abused.

Evidence you must produce for this

task

Personal statement

Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding

Criteria covered by this task -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To achieve the criteria you must show you are able to:

Unit

Assessment Criteria

Describe how to respond to concerns from colleagues, parents and/or carers that a child has been abused or harmed.

8

4.1

Task 4

Write a reflective account to include the following:

  • An explanation of your own responsibilities within your role in relation to the following:

Confidentiality of Information (Explain the process used by your setting to comply with Data protection and information handling and when information can be shared in relation to safeguarding).

Safeguarding

Promoting the welfare of children

Protection of self and others

  • Include within this:

How you maintain accurate records relating to children’s welfare.

Why it is important to ensure children are protected and listened to.

How you support resilience and well-being in your setting and your settings procedure for reporting poor practice or safety concerns

Evidence you must produce for this

task

Reflective account

Criteria covered by this task -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To achieve the criteria you must show you are able to:

Unit

Assessment Criteria

Explain own responsibilities in relation to:

  • Confidentiality of information
  • Safeguarding
  • Promoting the welfare of children
  • Protection of self and others

8

2.1

Maintain accurate records relating to children’s overall welfare.

8

2.2

Explain why it is important to ensure children are protected from harm within the work setting.

8

2.3

Listen actively to children and value their contributions, opinions and ideas.

8

2.4

Explain the processes used by own setting to comply with data protection and information handling legislation.

8

5.1

Explain when information can be shared in relation to safeguarding.

8

5.2

Explain how children’s resilience and well-being are supported in own work setting.

8

6.3

Identify own setting’s reporting procedure for poor practice or safety concerns.

8

6.4

Sources of

Information

 

Websites

Early Years Educator – www.earlyyearseducator.co.uk/

Data protection – https://www.gov.uk/data-protection

NSPCC Safeguarding - https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

You need to write considering the first question which states you to analyse the legal requirements and guidance relating to the safeguarding of children (review the legislation and analyse its importance).

Unit 8 – Child Protection and Safeguarding


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