Safeguarding Answer the following questions: Unit 025 – Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People. 1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in England and Wales have been formulated from; Children Act 1989 Protects children and young people in the UK and clarifies to people working with children what their duties are and how to work together in event of child abuse. England and Wales produced a separate document Working Together to Safeguard Children (1999), which emphasises the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. Children Act 2004 • Integration of children’s services and introduction of children’s directors who are responsible for local authority education and children’s social services • Lead councillors for children’s services with political responsibility for child welfare • The establishment of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards who have statutory powers to ensure that social services, the NHS, education services, the Police and other services work together to protect vulnerable children • A new Common Assessment Framework to help agencies to identify welfare needs • Revised arrangements for sharing information Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 Revised and updated on safeguarding and a national framework to help agencies work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children The Vetting and Barring Scheme Introduced in October 2009, this aims to prevent unsuitable people working with children and vulnerable people.
Some examples of Legislation in which we have to follow whilst working with children and young people are: * Health and safety at work act (1974) * Children act (1989&2004) * Safeguarding Vulnerable groups act (2006) * Data protection Act (1991) * UN convention on the rights of the child (1991) There are guidelines which detail acts of law these are shared with the public. And explain what parts of the legislation apply to you and explain to you what you must do to comply with the law. Some examples of guidelines are: * Every child matters (2004) * The framework for assessment of children and their families (2000) * Common assessment framework (2006) * Working together to safeguard children (2013) The guidelines are used to create policies and procedures which are in turn used to implement the laws. 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. National Legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures which affect the day to day
September 2014 Janice Munden – Heathfarm School – Level 3 SSTLS Unit 11 : Section 1 – Understand the main legislation, guidelines policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people * 1.1 – Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of C/YP The key pieces of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are The Children’s Act 1989 : Children’s Act 2004, Childcare Act 2006 and others. I have listed several below. 1. Children’s Act 1989 – sets out principals to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significate harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. 2.
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people 1. Understand the main legislation, guidlines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidlines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The Children Act 1989 gave every child the right to protection from all forms of physical violence, injury or mental abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse. Local Authorities have ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm’.
Task A Briefing notes/Report/Presentation for new workers Produce briefing notes or a report for an induction presentation aimed at new workers. The purpose of the presentation is to explain the importance of safeguarding children & young people. The presentation needs to cover the following sections. Section 1 - The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation for safeguarding children and young people. (Ref.
TDA: 2.2 – Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People. Part 1.1 The Children's Act 1989. These acts were introduced in an effort to simplify the laws effecting children. They emphasise the importance of the principle of “paramountcy” which means that a child's welfare is paramount when making and decisions about their upbringing. The Children's Act 2004.
Assignment 026. Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Task A. Safeguarding Children Presentation for new workers. This leaflet is designed to explain to new workers in a childcare settings the importance of safeguarding children and young people, how we can help children and young people grow and develop in a safe environment, protected from harm, abuse and maltreatment. This leaflet also focuses on current legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines applying to settings in England, as some legislations, policies, procedures and guidelines may vary in Scotland, Ireland, Wales.
It sets out the duties and powers available to public authorities to support children and their families and to intervene when the child's welfare requires it. Under pressure over serious child protection cases, the 2001Scottish executive published a children's charter, setting out how carers and professionals should protect and respect rights of children. The Protection of Children Act 1999 was passed in England, aiming to prevent paedophiles from working with children; a similar act was passed in Scotland in 2003. (Scottish Executive Publications) Government Policies and Looked After Children Looked After Children fall into two main categories: 1) Looked After and Accommodated: children and young people placed by the local authority and/or the Children’s Hearings system with foster carers, adoption services, residential care homes, with relatives in kinship care. 2) Looked After at Home under a supervision order, at home with parents receiving support and assistance to address issues of why they are in need of care.
| 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Children’s Act 1989:This Act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two sections which focus mainly on child protection. It states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer any harm. It also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need.The Education Act:This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.Children’s Act 2004This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters.
There has been a subsequent Children Act which provided for a Children’s Commissioner and also allowed the government to provide a legal framework for the Every Child Matters programme. The Children Act 2004 is designed to ensure that difference services for children and young people work more effectively together. The Children Act 1989 has influenced setting by bringing together several sets of guidance and provided the foundation for many of the standards practitioners sustain and maintain when working with children. The Act requires that settings work together in the best interests of the child and that they form partnerships with parents /carers. It requires settings to have appropriate adult: child ratios and policies and procedures on child protection.