Cyp 3.3 Outline Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures Within Own Uk Home Nation Affecting the Safeguarding of Children and Young People.

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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. It redefines the concept of parental responsibility, achieving a balance between protecting the child and the rights of the parents to challenge state interventions. It restructures the framework of the courts, particularly regarding family proceedings. Local authorities have a duty to investigate when there is reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering or in danger of suffering significant harm. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 An International Human Rights Treaty setting out the rights of all children to be treated equally. The treaty includes a list of rights to which every child under the age of 18 should be entitled. These include civil, cultural, social, economic and political rights such as – * The right to grow up in an environment of love, happiness and understanding * The right to develop their personalities, abilities and talents to their own potential * The right to services such as education and health care * The right to special protection measures and assistance The UK signed this act in 1990, ratifying it in 1992 meaning the UK must implement legislation to support each of the 54 articles. Every Child Matters In 2000 in London, an 8-year-old girl, Victoria Climbie abused and murdered by her

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