Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is under taken to protect specific children who are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to promote children from harm is reduced. 1.2 2.3 Children should be raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.
* Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children. * Participation: that the childrens wishes and feelings should be taken into account so that they can contribute to any decisions which may affect them. * Protection: Children must be protected from serious harm. The local authorities have a duty to investigate any report that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, from serious harm. * Provision: states that services that are necessary to safeguard children shouls be provided.
H&S at work Act 1974; States our duty to protect everyone’s, including our own, safety, health and welfare. This includes a school’s duty to make sure staff and volunteers have a DBS check. Children Act 1989; Children should be protected from harm regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children’s health or development * ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. * taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility.
Preventing unsuitable people from working with children. Having systems and processes that ensure children are kept safe and allow for poor and unsafe practice to be challenged. Identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiating or taking appropriate action to keep them safe and contributing to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing safeguarding services for
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
Unit 25 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of Children and Young People. Outcome 1 1. Outline current Legislation, Guideline, Policy, Procedure within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Legislation, Guideline, Policy, Procedure. Brief Description.
1.1 Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people We write our settings policies and procedures based on current legislation and guidelines. The Children Act 1989 was put in place to ensure that children are safeguarded and protected from harm and their welfare is paramount. It outlines the fact that children have their own rights and parents have responsibilities to their children instead of rights over them. It recognised that children have a right to be protected from harm, a right to be listened to and a right to live with parents if it is safe for them. The Protection of Children Act 1999 gave a definition to significant harm.
Children's Act 2004. The Children’s Act 2004 provides the legal basis for how social services and other agencies deal with issues relating to children. These guidelines have been laid down so that all individuals who are involved in the looking after children, be it in the home, the work place, school or other locale are aware of how children should be looked after in the eyes of the law. The Children’s Act 2004 was designed with guiding principles in mind for the care and support of children. These are: To allow children to be healthy Allowing children to remain safe in their environments Helping children to enjoy life Assist children in their quest to succeed Help make a contribution – a positive contribution – to the lives of children Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures The Children Act 2004 provides the legal underpinning to 'Every Child Matters: Change for Children' (2004).
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 QCF Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People. Assessment Criteria 2.1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The main piece of legislation that covers the guidelines, policies, and procedures in relation to safeguarding of children and young people in England is The Children Act 2004. Its predecessor was The Children Act 1989 which established the principles of safeguarding children with regards to parents and those that work with children. The 2004 Act, laid down a number of legal requirements such as closer working relationships between the agencies e.g.
E1 Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989, was implemented on 14 October 1991, it Introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It is concerned with families, fostering, child-minding, and day care provision and schools. The Children act 1989 is particularly important because it emphasises the importance of putting the child first. From reading the act I found that in summary, the Act states that: * What is best for the child must always be the first consideration. * Whenever possible children should be brought up by their own family.