The development by keeping good open lines of communication

 The meaning of “Safeguarding
is the action that is taken to
promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm”(NSPCC no date) this
relates to children’s care and education because as an EYP you have a duty to
have the correct knowledge of safeguarding and be able to see signs of abuse .
For example in my placement we have a set safeguarding officer or a “designated
lead”(Kelly 2016) who all eyps would tell any concerns about a child to. Early
years setting will have safeguarding policies and procedures to keep children
safe this could include risk assessments and checks around the placement
something as small as not having plug socket covers can pose a risk to small
children. Requiring all people with access to the children to be dbs checked
this minimizes the risk to the children this also comes under safe guarding.
Abuse and neglect can effect a child’s education and development which is why
safeguarding is important. A child may become withdrawn, lack confidence in the
classroom and always be worrying about their home life so will fall behind in
learning development and education. These are all signs EYPs have to look for
when observing the children in their care.

Practitioners can support children’s wellbeing and
development by making sure they are up to date on the latest safeguarding
training available and also have a good knowledge of the EYFS so they know what
level of education the children they are caring for should be at. This way the practitioner
can recognise if there is a problem or delayed development in the child .A practitioner
can support wellbeing and development by keeping good open lines of
communication between them and the parents as the family is where the child
spends most of its time. The practitioner could “offer support for extended
learning at home” (hodder education 2013)

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Policies and procedures are put in place that benefit
children for example the children and families act of 2014 added a number of
reforms one of which being that a child can stay with a foster family up until
21 as long as both parties are happy this will benefit children in an early years
setting because the4y will always have a stable home if they are in the care