Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
Name …………………………………………………………………. Unit SHC: 22 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit Title: Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC 022 Level: 2 Credit value: 3 Guided learning hours: 23 Unit accreditation number: L/601/5470 Unit purpose and aim This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these. Answer the following questions units either one of the method of producing evidence e.g. : reflective account, question and answer, case study and other evidence.
CYP 3.6 Working together for the benefit of children and young people By Zuzana Jendrekova 1.1 Explain the importance of multi agency working and integrated working If we work with children, your career is likely to involve close working with other agencies. Multi agency working is an effective way of supporting children and families with additional needs. Multi agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions within the workforce to provide integrated support to children and their families, for example a ‘team around the child’. It is an effective way of supporting children with additional needs and helping to secure real improvements in their life outcomes. As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in our care achieve the 5 outcomes of the UK Governments Every Child Matters (ECM) – Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy & Achieve, Make a positive contribution and Achieve economic well-being.
Unit 052 Engage In Personal Development in Health, Social Care Or Children’s And Young People’s Settings Outcome 1 A residential care worker main aims are to provide care, protection and support to children and young people through facilitating their physical, emotional, psychological and developmental needs in line with their individual care plans. This will be achieved by being responsible for assisting in the promotion of good childcare practice, in accordance with Departmental policy and procedure, will provide care for young people in residence, participating in the assessment of their needs and the implementation of plans for their future. This will entail providing for the personal needs of young people in co-operation with other team members, liaising with relatives, other significant people and outside agencies, forming relationships with Young People which will facilitate the care and assessment process and encourage them to participate fully in the opportunities offered by the Home, participating in the formal assessment process, providing oral and written contributions to reports where appropriate Keeping up to date with the developments in theory and practice of childcare. 1.2 All employees at Bright futures are aware of what is expected of them with in the working environment in order to fulfil their roles to the highest standard in order to give the children and young people an outstanding standard of care. Every staff member has access to an employee handbook which sets out everything have policies and procedures, these abide by the law and the National Minimum Standards in which can be found within OFSTED's website.
CYP 3.6: Working Together for the Benefit of Children & Young People Understanding integrated & multi-agency workings 1.1: Explain the importance of multi-agency working & integrated working Importance of Multi agency working & integrated working The key principles of Multi agency & integrated working are: • Openness • Trust • Honesty • Agreed shared goals & values • Regular communication Once these principles are fulfilled this ill enable the professionals and agencies involved to work their best and focus on the child. Before Multi agency and integrated working came into practice a family with special or additional needs would have to appointments with various professionals and had to shuttle between them with the reports from the respectively. Now with this way of working a lot of precious time is saved and appropriate and quick intervention follows timely support. Multi agency working is a holistic approach to child care and education and is an important feature of the EVERY CHILD MATTERS frame work. The outcomes of Every child matters are: Benefits of Multi agency working & integrated working An important aspect of multi agency working and integrated working is that children and young people who are at risk can be identified and the organizations involved can quickly ensure that the child is safe and protected.
2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice. Theories of development and frameworks to support development are incredibly important to us when working with children. They help us to understand children, how they react to things, situations, their behaviour and the way they learn. Different theories and ways of working with children have come together to provide frameworks for children’s care, such as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is used within all child care settings. This encourages us to work together, help and check the development of babies, children and young people, to keep them healthy and safe.
E1 Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working Gather and present information about how the practit ioner works in promoting towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children a healthy lifestyle and environment. E2 Provide information about legislation which supports the rights of children Present information about relevant legislation th at underpins the rights of to a healthy lifestyle children to have life, development, health, health care, education and so on. Give the full title and date of each law, eg information about The Human Rights Act 1998, Smoking, Health and Social Care Act 200. E3 Provide information about a range of factors which may affect children's Gather and present information about the range of fa ctors (which may be health and well-being at differing times in their lives positive and negative) that can affect children's health and well being. These may include social, psychological and physical factors such as: holistic view of health and well being, age/stage of children, parental health and lifestyle, environment, illness, disability, diet and exercise, rest and sleep.
1.3 analyse a strategic national or local policy that has a positive impact on outcomes and life chances and young people. Howdon Children's Centre aims to achieve better outcomes for children through, early education integrated with Childcare and creche, family support, outreach, and child & family health services and adult training and employment support. The Centre is scrutinised by an Advisory Board made up of local parents and partner agencies. The Early Life Support team with an emphasis on delivering prevention services, provide a wide range of services to children aged 0-5 and their families. Parenting courses available include: Freedom Programme, Triple P, Speak Easy, Babyology, Mellow Parenting and Parenting Workshops.
Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The current policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, are: The Childcare Act 2006. This is the first piece of legislation that is primarily concerned with early years education and childcare, and introduces the EYFS which supports settings in delivering high quality early years education. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child 1989. This is to ensure children are safe and cared for.
Health, welfare and development of the child A person carrying on a pre-school service shall ensure, that each child’s learning, development and well-being is facilitated within the daily life of the service through the provision of the appropriate opportunities, experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the child’s cultural context. Management and staffing The law makes provision that a person