Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
Demonstrate in own practice how to support babies or young children’s exercise and physical activity 4. Be able to provide safe and protective environments for babies and young children 4.1. Explain policies and procedures in own setting that cover health, safety and protection of babies and young children 4.2. Demonstrate and evaluate the safety features within the environment for babies and young children 4.3. Supervise babies or young children and demonstrate a balanced approach to risk management 4.4.Explain current advice on minimising sudden infant death syndrome in everyday routines for babies 5.
They can also give them support in making referrals for other services. Sure start gives families parenting information; they have support groups and can give support within the home. Sure start provides good quality support in play, learning and child care know-hows for children, both group and those which are home based. They provide healthcare, advice and support for children with special needs through signposting to more specialised services where necessary. “Examples of specific services offered through projects include: Home based ante natal care, Breastfeeding Support Groups Advice, support and information on health related topics Early Language Development Programmes Play development for all ages and stages Age appropriate physical development opportunities High quality crèche sessions Promotion of the creative arts Support for smooth transitions between pre school and school.” (EarlyYearsSureStart) Nursery schools - Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.
I will be evaluating the regulation of care provisions by explaining the role and responsibility of each regulator. There are different types of regulators such as; OFSTED the Office for Standards in Education, CQC Care Quality Commission & HCPC Health and Care Professional Council. OFSTED regulates and inspects many types of provisions such as childcare and children’s social care, schools, colleges and the children and other learning based organisations. This organisation reports directly to the parliament as they are dependent from the government OFSTED also inspect services from looked after children and you people ensuring each child is safe and protected within education by making sure schools and other provisions working with children are meeting standards including safeguarding policies and child protection. This regulator is important as they ensure teachers training are kept up to date, to allow children and young people the ability to gain the best education possible, meeting and providing for individual needs/requirements.
Unit 10 - D1 Takara Joseph Care quality commissions (CQC) are required to ensure that hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries and all care services meet the national standards and provide people with safe and effective high-quality care. OFSTED is the office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They review and regulate care services which take care of children and young adults and whom deliver education to young people. The services provided for looked after children (LAC) and young people and care leavers are good in effect. The local authority and virtual school leadership ensure good services and improve standards for LAC.
Unit 4222-345 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (CYP M3.3) 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation. The legislation, guidelines and policies that affect safeguarding children have come about due to the Children’s Act (1989). This act was updated in 2004 to include the principle of integrated children’s services and to also incorporate the five main principles of Every Child Matters. I will list the main legislations, guidelines and also my workplace’s policies and procedures: Children’s Act (2004) - The Act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children.
As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in our care achieve the 5 outcomes of the UK Governments Every Child Matters (ECM) – Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy & Achieve, Make a positive contribution and Achieve economic well-being. Whilst we as practitioners do everything we can to achieve this it is important that we contact and utilize other professionals if needed to help us achieve these outcomes. This is where multi agency and integrated working comes in. By working together with different sectors, professionals and agencies we can help improve the outcomes for children in their development and learning, which is a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 1.3 Describe the functions of external agencies with whom your work setting or service interacts There are many external agencies available to early years settings.
CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children & young people. 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 children and young people.
Assignment 026 Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People Task A 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 and 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. In England the main current legislations and guidelines that apply are: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2008, Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004,Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, Protection of Children Act 1999,Police Act 1997.