CSO Child Protection Workshop Materials

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Act for Peace

The NCCA is committed to the safety and well-being of all children. The NCCA takes its duty of care seriously and will aim at all times to provide the safest possible environment for children. This will be achieved by identifying and managing risks that may lead to harm, and dealing immediately with concerns and reports if they arise.
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Child Protection Exercises (June)

A member of staff/volunteer hears a rumour that a new member of staff, who has been appointed as a consultant, left his previous job under suspicious circumstances. The rumours are about inappropriate behaviour with underage boys in the village where he was based.
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Child Welfare Decree

Where a professional becomes aware or reasonably suspects during the practice of his profession, that a child has been or is being, or is likely to be harmed; and as far as he is aware, no other professional has notified the Permanent Secretary (Women & Social Welfare) about the harm or the professional must immediately give notice of the harm or likely harm to such child to the PS in writing or by facsimile, email or other reliable means of communication, where necessary the professional may, subject to s.6 give oral notice likely harm
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Indicators of sexual abuse

Many of the physical indicators of sexual abuse are only identifiable via a medical examination. For example: - Sexually transmitted diseases - Semen in the vagina - Vaginal or anal injury or scarring - Injury to the penis or scrotum - Abrasions tears and - Bruises to the vagina or anus - Chronic urinary tract infections or difficulty urinating - Bleeding from the anus or vagina
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Indicators of physical abuse

- Bruises, burns, sprains, dislocations, bite marks, cuts, welts, scratches - Fractured bones - Poisoning - Internal injuries - Shaking injuries - Strangulation marks - Ingestion of alcohol and drugs - Dislocations - Head injuries
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Indicators of neglect abuse

When a child has been neglected, you may notice that they: - Suffer from frequent hunger or malnutrition - Have poor hygiene - Wear inappropriate clothing - Remain unsupervised for long periods of time - Lack proper medical attention - Experience abandonment by parents/carers - Fail to thrive.
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Indicators of emotional abuse

Emotional abuse/psychological abuse may cause delays in physical, emotional or cognitive development. For example: - Delays in physical development - Failure to thrive - Speech disorders
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Implementation Template

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UNICEF CRC summary

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