Looking for warning signs of Female Genital Mutilation With recent changes to safeguarding children Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been more widely exposed and it is now those working in childcare responsibility to look out for warning signs and report their concerns. Having a clear understanding of what Female … [Read more...] about Signs and Symptoms Of Female Genital Mutilation
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Recognising the signs and symptoms of sepsis To help parents/carers recognise the symptoms of sepsis, a nationwide campaign has been launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.The campaign is aimed to help parents and carers protect their young children. Why not watch this film featuring campaigner Melissa Mead who lost her baby … [Read more...] about Spotting the signs of sepsis
How to achieve that Ofsted outstanding grade during an Ofsted inspection Since the introduction of the Common Inspection Framework, it is becoming increasing difficult to achieve the Ofsted outstanding grade during an Ofsted inspection. To achieve the outstanding grade, it is down to settings to ensure they are meeting the EYFS requirements and … [Read more...] about Getting that Ofsted outstanding grade
Is your childcare setting aware of new updated safeguarding documents? As the government is continuously updating Safeguarding documentation and legislation, it is highly important for employees working in the early years sector to be familiar with these changes, this is to ensure children's welfare is paramount. At the end of march 2015 new … [Read more...] about Safeguarding and British Values latest updates
How staff can manage cases of infectious diseases in Childcare Settings Preventing the spread of infectious diseases is imperative in childcare settings. As we know children are prone in picking up infectious diseases. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure necessary steps are in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. If … [Read more...] about Preventing The Spread of Infections in Childcare Settings
Finding out more about child trafficking Child Trafficking is a form of abuse, it is becoming more widely heard about. It is where children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, they are forced to work or be sold. Children and families are groomed by people, this is a way of gaining their trust. Children will be subject to a … [Read more...] about What is child trafficking?
All professionals should be aware of what sepsis is Sepsis is a rare infection but can be serious if not treated immediately. If professionals suspect children have sepsis, they should seek medical help straight away as it could be life threatening. Symptoms for children under five; ( these symptoms are taken from NHS … [Read more...] about Do you know what Sepsis is?
What is sexual assault? Sexual abuse can happen to anyone; it is an act that a person does not give consent to. Children as young as babies can be subject to sexual abuse, therefore everyone who works in early years setting should be fully aware of the signs and symptoms. Sometimes suffers from sexual abuse do not show physical injuries. … [Read more...] about Helpful advice on what is sexual abuse
An easy way to make practitioners aware of Safeguarding children It is managers responsibility to ensure practitioners are fully aware of how to safeguard children. On induction the settings policies and procedures should be discussed, giving practitioners an understanding of what to do if they have a concern. As … [Read more...] about An Introduction to Safeguarding Children Pack
Do you know what Domestic Abuse is? Many practitioners working in the childcare industry often forget about Domestic abuse when referring to the different types of abuse. It can also be known as Domestic Violence This abuse is any type of; controlling bullying threatening or violent behaviour e.g., pushing or shoving However it … [Read more...] about What is Domestic Abuse