Introduction to Safeguarding Reflective Log Case Study Example
Safeguarding Reflective Log Case Study Example
When completing a training course you then complete a Foster Carer Reflective log to demonstrate what you have learnt and understood from the course. This adds to your CPC record of learning and development.
Title: Introduction to Safeguarding
Author: XXXXXXX XXXXXX
What was the subject matter: Understanding the roles and responsibilities of safeguarding children/YP.
- This course covered the Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards- Standard 4 – Safeguarding Children.
- Children’s safety and welfare are promoted in all fostering placements. Children are protected from abuse and other forms of significant harm (e.g. sexual or labour exploitation).
- Foster carers actively safeguard and promote the welfare of foster children.
- Foster carers make positive relationships with children, generate a culture of openness and trust and are aware of and alert to any signs or symptoms that might indicate a child is at risk of harm.
- Foster carers encourage children to take appropriate risks as a normal part of growing up. Children are helped to understand how to keep themselves safe, including when outside of the household or when using the internet or social media.
The service implements a proportionate approach to any risk assessment.
Foster carers are trained in the appropriate safer-care practice, including skills to care for children who have been abused. For foster carers who offer placements to disabled children, this includes training specifically on issues affecting disabled children.
The fostering service works effectively in partnership with other agencies concerned with child protection, e.g. the responsible authority, schools, hospitals, general practitioners, etc., and does not work in isolation from them.
Example of knowledge gained:
I now understand the importance of recognising the signs of abuse and the possibility of cultural and religious beliefs and the impact they have. I am more aware of how the different organisations should work together and how the child should always be at the centre of the process and what happens if this is not achieved.
How this could improve my practice?
I have a better understanding of what to look for in signs of abuse, what to do as a Foster Carer to ensure the children’s safety and wellbeing. I have a clearer understanding of who to report a possible safeguarding incident to.
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