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Child Protection policies
There are different ways to go about writing your child protection policy, but before you put pen to paper it’s helpful to think about the ways that people in your organisation might raise a concern. You could start off by thinking about situations when:
- a child or young person may tell you about something that has upset or harmed them
- a parent/carer/neighbour/worker might report that a child has told them, or that they believe that a child or young person has been or is being harmed
- a child or young person might show signs of physical injury for which there appears to be no explanation or where an explanation seems inconsistent with the injury
- a child or young person’s behaviour may suggest he or she is being abused
- the behaviour, relationship or attitude of one of the workers towards a child or young person worries you
- you witness worrying behaviour from one child or young person to another.
All children and young people have the right to be protected and it is important that all staff within your organisation know what to do should they believe a child/young person needs support and/or protection. As well as ensuring your staff receive regular Safeguarding Children training which conforms to the Working Together 2010 guidelines, an up to date child protection policy is crucial.
If you require support in writing your Child Protection policy or in discussing your training requirements please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.