Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Droplet  2 – What is child abuse?

Droplet 2 – What is child abuse?

As a teaching assistant, you must do your best to ensure that children and young people are safe while they are in your care, but you also need to look out for any signs that they may be being mistreated when they are outside the setting.
Droplet 3 – Recognising abuse

Droplet 3 – Recognising abuse

The signs of child abuse can take many forms and can be subtle. When you think that things aren’t quite as they should be, you should trust your instincts and report your concerns as soon as possible.
Droplet 4 – Physical abuse

Droplet 4 – Physical abuse

It is normal for children to have cuts and bruises on their bodies caused by accidents that happen while they are moving about and/or playing. Marks or injuries which do not have an acceptable explanation may indicate that a child has been abused.
Droplet 6 – Neglect

Droplet 6 – Neglect

Some level of emotional abuse is part of all child abuse, although it can occur alone.
Droplet 7 – Sexual abuse

Droplet 7 – Sexual abuse

Neglect is persistently failing to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs resulting in serious damage to their health and development.
Droplet 16 – E-safety: Online risks

Droplet 16 – E-safety: Online risks

Teaching assistants, like other staff, have a responsibility to make children and young people aware of the dangers they may face in the outside world. In the past, this will have involved topics such as road safety and talking to strangers.
Droplet 21 – Minor injuries and emergencies

Droplet 21 – Minor injuries and emergencies

As a teaching assistant, you must do your best to ensure that children and young people are safe while they are in your care, but you also need to look out for any signs that they may be being mistreated when they are outside the setting.
Droplet 22 – Emergency situations

Droplet 22 – Emergency situations

Education settings follow very clear procedures when a member of staff, or another person raises concerns about the safety of a child or young person.
Droplet 25 –  Risk assessment and management

Droplet 25 – Risk assessment and management

All adults that work with children and young people have a duty of care towards them. Part of this duty of care is the responsibility to ensure that the learning environment is safe and secure. You will need to take account of health and safety
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