1.2 Explain the responsibility of others to safeguard children and young people who are present in an adult social care work setting

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
Learning outcome: Understand the responsibility to safeguard children and young people who are present in an adult social care work setting
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain the responsibility of others to safeguard children and young people who are present in an adult social care work setting

  • Everyone has a duty to safeguard children including adult care workers, friends, family and visitors
  • Suspicions or disclosures of abuse must be reported to your manager or safeguarding lead
  • If a disclosure, reassure the child and ensure their immediate safety
  • Do not ask leading questions as this could impede a future criminal investigation
  • Make a written record of what has happened
  • Your manager/safeguarding lead must investigate the claim and inform relevant agencies (e.g. social services, police etc.)

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