Topic: PsychologyDevelopment

Last updated: February 7, 2019

identify factors which may place a child at risk of harm or abuseparental factors a parent who already have other children unwanted pregnancy parent who has abuse when they were growing up young mother with low education parent with few supports a parent who has mental illness a parent who is abusing drugs and alcohol Environmental factors overcrowding poverty and lack of opportunity violence in the house stress with in the environment Child factors Unwanted Physical or a development disability Child is a product of a relationship that was abusive Lack of attachment between the child and parent Suspicion/ concern of abuse:Make a note of what exactly what the child said about why they are sad and anything that is noticed by the practitioners within the setting Talk to the named member of staff for safeguarding, this should have a more importance than anything what they are doingIf there are any other concurs that there are about the child, they need to be recorded as accurately as you can Disclosure Listen to the child carefully and remain calm and it is important not to appear shocked in what they are saying Treat the comments of what the child is say seriously Avoid making judgments and avoid jumping to conclusionsDo not ask questions that are leading Reassure that the child has done nothing wrong and they have done the right thing by telling you Never promises that you will keep a secret Make sure that all the procedures are followed that the setting has set out


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