CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. Task1 1.1 Legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people within the UK; Children act 2004- the children’s act 2004, provides a legal base for nurseries to deal with any issues relating to the children. The children’s act 2004 has principles for the care and support of children which is also known as Every Child Matters. These principles are; ← To allow all children to be healthy ← Allowing children to be safe in their environments ← Helping children to enjoy life ← Assist children in their quest to succeed ← Help make a contribution- a positive contribution – to the lives of children ← Help achieve economic wellbeing The children’s act also includes the requirements for integrated services, such as health services, social services and schools working together. Working together to safeguard children 2006 - working together to safeguard children sets out how nurseries, parents and carers along with health care professionals, social services and other organisations can work together to help safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
Unit 4 E1 & D1 The Health and Safety Act 1974 Childcare Act 2006 Children’s Act 2004 COSHH Regulation 2002 RIDDOR 1995 The Health and Safety Act 1974 This legislation is important as it keeps everyone in a safe environment. There are policies and procedures set within all settings so that everyone is protected and know what to do in case of accidents or serious matters. There must be a ration of staff members to children depending on their age range. When joining a setting as a practitioner you will need a CRB check so that the supervisor knows that you don’t have a criminal record. This legislation is also about working with parents and other professionals and keeping everyone safe.
The current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within the UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people revolve around several acts. These include; The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. (1989) (UNCRC) Protection of Children Act. (1999) Safeguarding Vulnerable Children Act. (2006) Childcare Act.
Unit 3 – Supporting children E1 - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Children Act 1989, The Care Standards Act 2000, Special Educational needs and Disability Act 2001, Protection of Children Act 1999, E2 - The Children Act 1989 influenced settings by bringing together sets of guidance and providing the foundation for many of the standards practitioners follow to maintain when working with children. The Act entails that settings work together with best interests of the child, putting the child at the centre of practice, that they form strong positive partnerships with parents. Involves settings having an appropriate adult, ratios, policies and procedures on child protection. Has an influence in all areas of practice within setting. For example; planning.
CYP Core 3.6: Working together for the benefit of children and young people. 1. Understand intergrated and multi-agency working. 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working. Multi-agency working is a successful way of supporting children and families with additional needs.
The case study is focused on a report made by a case worker to child protection services regarding a protection issue relating to the client’s child so is primarily focused on the wellbeing of a child. Therefore I have listed many legislations that are in line with this case study and the subject. a) Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 NSW This act affirms that children under the age of 16 and young person’s receive such care and protection as is essential for their safety, welfare and well-being, taking into consideration the rights, powers and duties of their parents or other persons accountable for them. (Learning Material, 2013) b) Health Administration Act 1982 (NSW) This act covers any information that is provided or recorded within the health system. It means that information cannot be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom the information relates or for the purpose of legal proceedings, such as a court order or subpoena that allows access to health information on a client.
The main aims of this Act: Legislates to protect children who may be suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Provides for support from local authorities, in particular for families whose children are in need. Local and national approaches for safeguarding children and young people would be The Every Child Matters Framework. “The Every Child Matters Framework has brought to the forefront the importance of keeping children safe and healthy and having the awareness of different ways in which as professionals, we should work together to do this.” (The Teaching Assistant Handbook) The Act aims to improve effective local working together to safeguard and promote children’s wellbeing by implementing the every child matters outcomes for children/young people. The main aims to: Stay safe; Make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being Be healthy.
These are: • To allow children to be healthy • Allow children to remain safe in their environments • Help children to enjoy life • Assist children in their quest to succeed • Help make a positive contribution to the lives of children • Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures. Another legal requirement is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, what ever type of family they come from. It states that children must be properly cared for and protected from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents or anyone else who looks after them. K3M156 – The relevant legal requirements and procedures covering confidentiality and the disclosure of information include the Data Protection Act.
CU1523 Working together for the Benefit of Children and Young People 1. Understand integrated and multi-agency working 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working * As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in out care achieve the ‘every child matters’. To be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve. * Team work with outside professionals is imminent to our work practises and I feel that integrating will help us achieve the outcome that we would like for our children and this will help them in their development going forward. This is an integral requirement of the eyfs.
This framework’s 5 outcomes state that we should be working together to help achieve the best possible outcomes for every child in our care. These 5 outcomes are: * Be Healthy * Stay Safe * Enjoy and Achieve * Make a Positive Contribution * Achieve Economic Wellbeing By working together with different professionals we can ensure that the learning and development of each child is improved, as more people would have a wider range of knowledge and skills to offer. By something as simple as sharing records or observations with one another can lead to a more precise assessment of the position and needs of an individual child, thus making it easier to improve their outcomes as time progresses. According to the ‘A Unique Child’ theme, the EYFS guidance states, ‘Every child is a competent learner form birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’. Throughout the EYFS we are encouraged to put this into practice and to make sure that our practice is inclusive.