The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them. Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person brings together all previous legislation. Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people.
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children & young people. 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.
Human Rights Act 1998 Sets out rights of all individuals and allow them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected. Children Act 1989 Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of
In England the main current legislations and guidelines that apply are: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2008, Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004,Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, Protection of Children Act 1999,Police Act 1997. Children Act 1989 – This act was brought in to reform and simplify the existing laws protecting children and young people in the UK at the time. It gave children and young people equal rights, feelings and wishes, and that their welfare is paramount. It also made clear that local authorities have a duty to provide services for children in need, their families and others. Children Act 2004 – The Children Act 2004 was brought about following an independent inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié by Lord Laming.
Children Act 1989 The children’s act of 1989 is about the care and upbringing of children. It is used within families and care of children, local authority support for children and their families, foster homes, child minding, day care and supervision. The Act is important for a number of reasons but particularly because it emphasises the importance of putting the child
Some examples of Legislation in which we have to follow whilst working with children and young people are: * Health and safety at work act (1974) * Children act (1989&2004) * Safeguarding Vulnerable groups act (2006) * Data protection Act (1991) * UN convention on the rights of the child (1991) There are guidelines which detail acts of law these are shared with the public. And explain what parts of the legislation apply to you and explain to you what you must do to comply with the law. Some examples of guidelines are: * Every child matters (2004) * The framework for assessment of children and their families (2000) * Common assessment framework (2006) * Working together to safeguard children (2013) The guidelines are used to create policies and procedures which are in turn used to implement the laws. 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. National Legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures which affect the day to day
Working together to safeguard children 2010 it sets out how organizations, agencies and individuals working with children should work together to safeguard and promote their welfare in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004. It is an updated version of the 2006 Working Together document. It is important that all practitioners working to safeguard children and young people really understand their responsibilities and duties as set out in primarily legislation and associated regulations and guidance. The Every Child Matters policy details the UK government policies and protecting the most vulnerable children with our society. The National Curriculum is for children over 5 years of age.
These Legislations have been created by the United Nation’s convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Disability Discrimination Act 1995: protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services. Disability Discrimination Act 2005: places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an Access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination.
CYP 3.3 Understand how to Safeguards the well-being of 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. Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding children; The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 states children’s rights to protection from abuse; the right to express their views and be listened to; the right to care; services for disabled children, services for children living away from home. The protection of Children Act (1999), this act is designed to set out the child protection duties of local authorities; it defines the term ‘significant harm’. This must have provision for children and their families, every local authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their own area who are in particular need.