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Ways in which team members are supported to understand their role in safeguarding children and young people from danger, harm, abuse or exploitation.

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

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For this assessment criterion, you will be required to explain how all team members are supported to understand their role in safeguarding children from danger, harm, abuse and/or exploitation.

We have previously discussed the need for all staff to understand their responsibilities relating to child safeguarding and protection. On this page, we will explore how information relating to child safeguarding is disseminated to staff (including agency staff and volunteers).

All staff should be informed of their responsibilities relating to child safeguarding as part of their formal induction process. They should also receive initial and ongoing training and development in this area. The Care Certificate Standard 11 contains information on the minimum requirements relating to knowledge and understanding needed by both health and care professionals.

Some members of staff may require a higher level of training relating to child safeguarding as dictated by their role. This could include, for example, a member of staff training to be your organisation’s designated safeguarding officer or team members that will be supporting a service user that has previously posed a risk to children or young people.

Staff should also have easy access to organisational policies and procedures relating to child safeguarding and have read and understood them. These should also be available to agency and volunteer workers.

Information about child safeguarding may also be disseminated via other communication channels used by your organisation. This could include newsletters, group discussions during team meetings, one-to-one discussions during supervision and appraisal, websites and email.

Assessment criteria

Learners explain how all team members are supported to understand their role in safeguarding children and young people from danger, harm, abuse and/or exploitation to include:

  • How all relevant and appropriate information is disseminated to new staff, agency staff and non-care staff
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