Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M. Education Act 1996 Describes the responsibilities schools have for providing for the needs of children with SENs. The Act also requires schools to provide additional resources, equipment and support to meet their needs. Equality Act 2010 This Act sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for all citizens. Codes of Practice: The special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 This outlines government guidelines for policy, procedures and responsibility for children with SENs.
CYP 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. 3.3.1 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. Children Act 1989 This act regards the welfare of children in England and Wales, ensuring the welfare of children is paramount. It shows the responsibility of parents and of those working with children to ensure their safety.
Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’. Those countries which signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the articles. Children Act 1989 This Act identiﬁes the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus speciﬁcally on child protection. Section 47 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, signiﬁcant harm’.
The Children Act 1989 covers the following: Reforms the law relating to children Makes provision for local authority services for children in need and others Amends the law with respect to children’s homes, community home, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations Makes provision with respect to fostering, child minding and day care for young children and adoption, and for connected purposes. The act has also been updated with the introduction of The Children Bill which received Royal Assent on 15 November and is now The Children Act 2004. The government has placed great focus on children’s issues and worked hard to safeguard all children whether in the care of their family or being cared for. However following a catalogue of errors by Haringey Social Services between 1999 and 2000 the Victoria Climbie tragedy came to light. This led to Lord Laming compiling a report and guidelines which we now know as Every Child Matters.
E2: The children Act 1989 has influenced setting by bringing together several sets of guidance and provided the foundation for many of the standards practitioners 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 and carers. This Act has an influence in all areas of practice within setting. For example; planning. The children Act 2004 this Act was introduced as a result of the death of Victoria Climbie and was the introduction of 'Every Child Matters' which ensures the wellbeing of children through its five outcomes.
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Unit 3 Assignment - Supporting Children E1&2 With the world that we live in today being so advanced with health & safety, laws & legislations and human rights acts, there are lots of legislations that are in place in settings for children. These are there to protect, empower and encourage the children to the utmost. Below are a few examples of some of the important laws & legislations that are in place in a child-centred setting: The Childrens Act 2004 The Childrens Act 2004 is a peice of legislation that's there to make provisions regarding services provided to and for children and young people by local authorities and other persons. It provides advisory & supportive services relating to family proceedings, child minding, fostering, day care, adoption, the making of plans and grants in respect to children & families. The Education Act 1833-2011 The Education Act is in place to make provisions with regards to education, childcare, schools, the school work-force and further institutions within the school workforce.
CYP 3.3 understanding how to safeguard the well being of children and young people 1.1 some of the main legislation related to safeguarding children began with the Children Act (1989). This was updated with the Children's Act (2004), which included the principle of integrated children's services (Different services working together to support children young people and their families). And incorporated the five main principles of Every Child Matters ( A UK government initiative launched in 2003 to improve outcomes for children and young people). the ACT also introduced local safeguarding children boards (statutory organisations that over see service provision for promoting the welfare of children and young people). which are statutory organisations in England and operate within each local area to ensure that services co-operate to promote the welfare of children and young people.
ASSESSMENT PLAN CT 229 - Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Date: 29/3/13 This unit is about safeguarding children and young people. Government has put in place various legislations and mechanisms to protect children and young people from harm . In order to enable them to develop fully, practitioners are obliged to perform their roles in ensuring that the environment, staff and all activities are organised to protect children and young people and support them when there are concerns. This is also done with relevant stakeholders to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved. I would like you to think of the reasons why such systems are in place and different ways by which children and young people can be exposed to harm.
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
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. Vetting and barring scheme- the vetting and barring scheme was set up by ICS (independent safeguarding authority) their aim is to prevent children being harmed by preventing unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. At present due to the coalition some changes are being made to this system. Every Child Matters- the main focus areas for Every Child matters is early intervention, a shared sense responsibility, information sharing and integrated front line services. Every child matters believes that for a child to fulfil their potential, organisations, doctors, schools, nurseries and government agencies should help and