Ccld Level 5

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1.1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nations 1.2 Evaluate how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people There are many legislations that underpin safeguarding of children and young people within our own UK Home Nations. From these many legislations childcare settings develop policies which are a guide to all those who are involved in the setting. This will ensure the well-being of all families, children and staff. They will provide a common understanding of how things should be done within the childcare setting. Understanding the legislations involving children is important in creating policies that are up to date, relevant, understandable and useable. ( The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 is the most important reform of the law relating to this century. It brings together for the first time the law relating to the care, protection and upbringing of children. It addresses a wide range of situations from protecting children from physical and sexual abuse, through to providing support to help keep families together when times are difficult, for example, by providing services such as family centres. The order includes statements on the powers and duties of Health and Social Services Boards and Trusts. The children order contains the following: * Public and private law – the order brings together most of the public and private law that relates to children. Public laws deal with areas where society intervenes in the actions of individuals and the private law then addresses the behaviour of individuals towards each other. This could be with whom the child will live with following a divorce.
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