The Children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales. 1. Children Act 1989 (England and Wales)/Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995: These acts were brought in to simplify the laws to protect children and young people. These laws made it clear to all people who work with children what their duties were and how they all should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. England and Wales produced separate documents – Working together to Safeguard Children (1999) – which highlights the duties of professionals towards children who are at risk of abuse.
In a childcare setting there are many policies and procedures put in place to safeguard children from danger and harm. The child protection policy was put in place to ensure each child is observed closely and no child is suffering from significant harm within their home environment. The setting work with parents to ensure the safety of children is considered. The health and safety policy was put in place to ensure the setting is a safe environment for children to be in. All equipment must be set out for the correct age ranges, all equipment regularly cleaned, ensure there are no broken toys etc.
EYMP3: Promote children’s welfare and wellbeing in the early years. 1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early year’s framework. In a work place everyone should safeguard and promote children’s welfare. We need to make sure we take necessary steps to ensure it. We must promote good health of all children within our care and take steps to prevent the spread of any possible infections and make sure we take appropriate action when child is ill. Child protection should be one of the most important parts of working with children.
(2006) Childcare Act. (2006) The Children’s Commissioner for Wales Act. (2001) All settings working with children and young people should establish and maintain a safe environment and deal with any circumstances where there could be a chance of any welfare concerns. Through all their protection policies and procedures for the safeguarding of children and young people, all settings have an important role in the prevention of abuse and neglect. This could include helping children and the young people to protect themselves from abuse as well as any sort of bullying.
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.
As with the safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare section, many of the legal requirements will apply to some of your day-to-day activities, for example checking that toys are safe and that the outdoor environment is clean. Organisation – this is an important section within the EYFS as it relates not to the physical care aspects of working with children but to the promotion of children’s learning and development. Documentation – this section looks at the documentation and records that all settings should have. You need to read this as you are likely to contribute to these
1.1 Research current legislation for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including E-safety All settings working with children and young people should establish and maintain a safe environment and deal with circumstances where there are welfare concerns. Through their protection policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. Those settings which work with children and young people have an important role in the detection and prevention of abuse and neglect. There is key legislations put in place to safeguard children and young people. The table below explains what they are and how they protect children and young people.
Unit 025 Outcome 1 1.1 Within our own UK home nation there are two main types of legislation that affect the safeguarding of children. These are The Children Act 1989 and The Children Act 2004. The Children Act 1989 was introduced to shake up changes to legislation in England and Wales and to identify the responsibilities of parents and those who work with children to ensure the safety of each individual child. Its main aims were as follows, • To redefine the concept of parental responsibilities. • To reconstruct the framework of the courts, in particular with regard to family proceedings.
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.
The main purpose of this Law is to improve, in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (except Sark) the rules in relation to children and their families. Precautions are made to ensure all the children’s adequate needs are met and to support Parents, Families and others caring for or working with children. Giving specific guidelines to follow for the protection of all children. This enables everyone involved with children the guidance of duties of care, powers and rights and sets out specific objectives for the care of every young person under 18 years. At St Sampson’s High school I feel our most important Policy relating to The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 is ‘The Child Protection Policy’ There are 4 Purposes within this policy.