This means not to treat anyone with a disability different, and to treat them right according to their needs. Data Protection Act 1948 also influences me when working with children because everyone who works with children knows that confidentiality is one of the main priorities when working with children. The Data Protection Act 1948 makes sure that no child’s information is available to anyone, unless it’s to do with the courts. It also means that when working with the children you cannot talk about the children with family and friends. This law is all about making sure
For example: if an adults wanted to end their life they would not get away with it, as the right to live law would not allow the adult to get away with this. This law also prosecute murderers for taking an adult’s right to live away. The right to education helps by giving every human a given right to have an education, for example: if an adult was not allowing their child to attend a school and not have education when the child wanted to and needed to, the child or another adult would be able to report them as they are not following the rights. The person who is not allowing the child go to school will be prosecuted. The freedom of thought, conscience and religion helps to safeguard adults by allowing them to have their
The two parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses and in their religion states that you shall not have blood of another. So for the parents having the blood transfusion administered to their child was against their moral values, conscience, against their religion and also completely against their beliefs. So from the parents’ point of view they had the right not to administrate the transfusion. The transfusion was made anyway because the child welfare act states that a child in need of protection will be immediately be taking care of. The decision was made that the child was to be ward of the court.
3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people Some of the UK policies and procedures that affect safeguarding children are: Welfare Requirements, they are now part of the EYFS framework they are compulsory and are relevant to my play centre because we only have children in years reception and one. General Welfare requirements are; Safeguarding and promoting children's welfare, Organisation, Documentation, Suitable people, Suitable premises and equipment. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 1 (Definition of the child): The Convention defines a 'child' as a person below the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood younger. The Committee on the Rights of the Child, the monitoring body for the Convention, has encouraged States to review the age of majority if it is set below 18 and to increase the level of protection for all children under 18 Article 2 (Non-discrimination): The Convention applies to all children, whatever their race, religion or abilities; whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from. It doesn’t matter where children live, what language they speak, what their parents do, whether they are boys or girls, what their culture is, whether they have a disability or whether they are rich or poor.
Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do. Every child is entitled to be treated fairly, this policy is put in place to prevent practitioners from treating the children any different to how they should do. Schools must not smack or use physical abuse on a child at any time. Corporal punishment is not allowed; even if their parents deal with the child with this manner at home it is still not acceptable in the setting. The child must feel safe and secure in your care and by smacking them it will harm their trust/respect they have for you.
As Jane Pilcher (1995) notes, the most important feature of the modern idea of childhood is separateness. Childhood is seen as a clear and a distinct life stage, and children in our society occupy a separate status from adults. This separateness is emphasised in many different ways, for example, there are laws which regulate what children can or can’t do. Related to the idea of separateness of children’s status is the idea of childhood as a ‘golden age’ of happiness and innocence. However, this innocence means that children are seen as vulnerable and in need of protection from dangers of the adult world and so they must be kept quarantined and separated from it.
One voice that does not get heard when considering what is best for the child is that of the child itself. Adult adoptees should have unrestricted access to their original adoption records when they reach the legal age of eighteen. Currently the laws do not allow adopted people the right to access their original birth certificate or their original adoption decrees. Some consider this to be unfair treatment of citizens who have come into their perspective families through adoption. All biological children would be able to go to the Department of Health and pay a fee to receive a copy of their birth certificate.
You should not disclose any more information than is absolutely necessary. Both civil and criminal courts have powers to order the disclosure of information in various circumstances. 4. How and when to seek advice and confidentiality? ......Confidentiality is essential with children & families to improve trust and working relationships between members and the staff.
When using a family home-based childcare it is necessary to be aware that the safety guidelines are more lenient than a center-based childcare. Family childcare sites are not designed to be used as a childcare facility, and, therefore, may not be as safe as a group or center-based care (Wasserman et al. 1998). Safety procedures will not be posted, but general guidelines are followed. Family based home child cares are operated by a parent, who wants to remain home with their own children.
Kerryann Town Unit 516 Understand safeguarding of children And young people 1Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people. 1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practise for working with children and young people. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989(UN, 1989) was ratified by the UK on 16December 1991. It includes children’s rights to protection from abuse, the right to express their views and be listened to, and the right to care and services for disabled children or children living away from home. Although different British governments have said that it regards itself bound by the Convention and refers to it in child protection guidance, it has not become part of UK law.