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describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding
The possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviors that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding: 1. Physical Abuse Physical abuse is deliberately causing physical harm to a child. [ This might involve punching, kicking, biting, burning, scalding, shaking, throwing or beating with objects such as belts, whips, or sticks. It also includes poisoning, giving a child alcohol or illegal
drugs, drowning or suffocation. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer fabricates the symptoms of illness in a child. In pregnancy an unborn child can be harmed by domestic violence. 2. Emotional Abuse Emotional abuse is where repeated verbal threats, criticism, ridicule, shouting, lack of love and affection causes a severe adverse effect on a child's emotional development. It includes conveying to children that they are worthless, unloved, inadequate or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. 3. Sexual Abuse This may involve physical contact including penetrative sex, oral sex, masturbation, kissing, rubbing, or touching outside of clothing, or it may involve non-contact activities such as involving children in watching sexual activities, producing or looking at sexual images, encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways, or grooming a child in preparation for abuse (including via the internet) 4. Neglect Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child's basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in serious impairment of the child's health or development. ]
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Weegy: Signs and symptoms of possible child abuse Introduction A symptom is something you complain of if you are unwell or injured. For example, a child who has been abused may complain of pain, soreness, bleeding or a discharge. [ The child may be irritable or vomiting. A sign is an altered state of the body that you can actually see when the child or young person is examined, for example a bruise, an altered shape of a limb because of a fracture or redness and blistering due to a burn. Symptoms and signs in child abuse have to be taken in the context of the medical and social history (the story) and the developmental status of the child. For example, how does one explain a fractured femur in a child who is not yet walking? Possible indicators of possible abuse in a child or young person include: Late reporting Inconsistency between the story given and the injuries that you see A story which changes according to who tells it Frequent attendances in Emergency Departments Bruising or fracture in a child under the age of one year. It may be important to include child abuse as part of the differential diagnosis (list of possible diagnoses) for a number of presentations in children, including bruising, fractures, irritability, vomiting etc. The reasons for including possible child abuse in the differential diagnosis should always be documented carefully with the evidence, likewise, any reasons for considering that symptoms or signs are not due to abuse should also be carefully reported if necessary. It is worth emphasizing that the story given must be drawn from as many sources as possible and if an allegation of child abuse is being investigated jointly by Police and Social Services, it is very important indeed that medical/nursing staff hear the accounts given by other agencies. ] (More)
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demonstrate strategies for minimising disruption through inappropriate behaviour of children
Weegy: This policy supports the following school aims: Creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where each individual is valued and respected. Providing a safe and secure learning environment for all. [ Encouraging children to take responsibility for their behaviour and attitudes towards other people and their environment. Encouraging children to live healthy lifestyles and make safe and healthy choices.We believe in a firm, but positive approach. There is a misconception that a positive approach is lightweight, impotent against the difficult to manage. There are children for whom a warm and positive atmosphere would alone be sufficient but it is possible to provide structure and sanctions for those individuals whilst maintaining an essentially positive ethos. There is a place for consequences and they become a powerful tool when set against a back drop of optimistic thinking. Positive strategies do work. The following strategies underpin the positive approach. Being clear and specific about the behaviour wanted. Noticing and affirming good behaviour when it occurs. Establishing fair and predictable consequences for inappropriate behaviour. Supporting pupils who have difficulty experiencing success. Ensuring that all aspects of school organization are consistent with policy. Our policy will be based on the three tier model. Whole School Strategies involving all pupils Classroom Management Strategies Difficult to Manage individuals The whole school level will provide the context for work with groups in the classroom which in turn supports the effectiveness of work with difficult to manage behaviour and individuals. ] (More)
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