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CYP 3.3 Understand how to Safeguards the well-being of 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. Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding children; The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 states children’s rights to protection from abuse; the right to express their views and be listened to; the right to care; services for disabled children, services for children living away from home. The protection of Children Act (1999), this act is designed to set out the child protection duties of local authorities; it defines the term ‘significant harm’. This must have provision for children and their families, every local authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their own area who are in particular need. The Children’s Act 2004, provides a legal base for nurseries to deal with any issues relating to the children. It has principles for the care and support of children which is also known as Every Child Matters. These principles are as follows: .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 Safeguarding children in England is discussed in detail in current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for England which will be explained in further detail below. These guidelines are for those working within, Education, Health sector, Social services, and Police, Probation and Training requirements for effective child protection. And other

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