Child Protection Training. Mearns Primary School August 2009. Main Legislation underpinning child protection. UN Convention on Rights of the Child 1989 Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 Children (Scotland) Act 1995. Child Protection.
Mearns Primary School
Children have rights :
Adults have responsibilities :
5 Key Aspects
If child confides in you what should you do?
What should I avoid doing?
“ For children to be effectively protected it is essential that everyone accepts responsibility for the welfare of children.
For this to be effective within education, it means that everyone must be aware of child protection arrangements, alert to the needs of children and clear about their own contribution to the system.”
(Protecting children – a shared responsibility)
Most children grow up in households where they are loved and well cared for, but for one child the difference between being abused or being protected and supported, - could be
Working together to keep our children safe
-effective use of STINT, JST, IEPs and CSPs to support pupils
-anti – bullying
-support for pupils who have been referred or are on CP register
-reports to Child Protection Conferences