SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTING CHILDREN
Safeguarding Children is Everyone's Business
Having received some SPC (Safeguarding and Protecting Children) training, I would very much like to dedicate this section of my website to this important issue. Safeguarding Children is Everyone's Business! It is all about measures to protect children's health, wellbeing and human rights, and allow them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
The Safeguarding of Children has been defined by the UK Government as the: 'process involved in protecting kids from neglect and abuse – stopping their development and health from being impaired. Also insuring that they grow up in a safe environment too which allows them opportunities to progress and develop to enter adulthood effectively' *(Safeguarding Children / Ofsted).
The Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the world's most widely accepted human rights agreement. It is signed by 191 countries all over the world and it has 54 articles.
You have the right to have:
7. Name and Nationality.
31. Play and Free Time.
34. Be protected from Sexual abuse.
42. Everybody should know about the rights in this Convention, adults and children.
1. Safeguarding Children / Ofsted - Ofsted. Safeguardingchildren.org.uk. Retrieved on 2016-01-19.
2. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. www.unicef.org.uk. Retrieved on 2016-01-19
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