As a Teaching assistant or a learning support assistant you will work closely with children individually and as a group

As a Teaching assistant or a learning support assistant you will work closely with children individually and as a group. Children will feel close to you and might want to confide in you with any issues or problems that may be going on in their lives. Although some pupils might open up to you, some might not and it’s important for you to work closely and observe any possible signs of abuse. However, it is also very important not to jump to conclusions.
If a child was to hint or reveal to you that they are being bullied or abused you must always report worries about any alarming changes in behaviour that may cause for concern to your manager or safeguarding officer and always reassure the child that they are not at fault if they tell you they have been abused. You must never make false promises, such as promising that you will keep the information a secret or you won’t tell anyone and always let children know that you will have to let someone know who will be able to help them. It is also very important to stay calm and never appear shocked when a child is revealing information to you, by showing that you are shocked will not only cause them panic and distress but also make things harder for you to help them.

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