Unit 2.2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

This unit is part of the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. Understand legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    1. Summarise current legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    2. Identify policies and procedures relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    3. Analyse how current legislation and guidelines for safeguarding inform policy and procedure
  2. Understand policies and procedures for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    2. Describe the lines of reporting and responsibility to meet the safeguarding, protection and welfare requirements of children
    3. Explain the boundaries of confidentiality in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    4. Analyse the benefits of partnership working in the context of safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  3. Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused or harmed
    1. Explain child protection in relation to safeguarding
    2. Describe signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern relating to: domestic abuse, neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse
    3. Describe actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected and/or disclosed
    4. Explain the rights of children and parents/carers in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged
    5. Explain the responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to whistleblowing
  4. Understand the purpose of serious case reviews
    1. Explain why serious case reviews are required
    2. Analyse how serious case reviews inform practice

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