The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act (2004). This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
Unit 4222-345 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (CYP M3.3) 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation. The legislation, guidelines and policies that affect safeguarding children have come about due to the Children’s Act (1989). This act was updated in 2004 to include the principle of integrated children’s services and to also incorporate the five main principles of Every Child Matters. I will list the main legislations, guidelines and also my workplace’s policies and procedures: Children’s Act (2004) - The Act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children.
NICOLA ITHELL UNIT 202 outcome 1 1.1 Current legislation, guidelines,Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are :- The All Wales Child Protection Procedures 2002/2008 are an essential part of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the Local and Regional Safeguarding Children Boards across Wales. They outline the framework for determining how individual child protection referrals, actions and plans are made and carried out. They are based on the principle that the protection of children from harm is the responsibility of all individuals and agencies working with children and families, and with adults who may pose a risk to children. Partnership working and communication between agencies is identified as key in order to identify vulnerable children and to help keep them safe from harm and abuse.
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) - Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person. It 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. Duty of the LA to investigate concerns of suffering child/young person. 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.
141- professional practice in children's care, learning and development. 1.1 analyse how values, principles and statutory frameworks underpin service provisions in children's care, learning and development in UK home nation. The principle of an early year sector is that the welfare of the children is paramount. Practitioners that work in early year sector contribute to children’s care, learning and their development, and protecting children who are in a safeguarding issue example, abuse. This is supported in every aspect of practice in the settings and the service provision practitioners will work with parents and their families who are partners in the care, learning and development, safeguarding of their children and are the child’s first and most enduring
. The strategies that can help in helping to minimise harming and being exploiting children, young adults and their families. The strategies minimise the risks of abuse and help children and young people to realise they have the rights to be safe, secure and free from harm. Respect should be earned, it shouldn’t be ordered or demanded and could be destroyed. If respect is established, the individual may confide in you and inform you of any changes in their family unit or how they feel about a certain situation that they feel isn’t right.
As part of this assignment I am going identify certain legislations relating to safeguarding children. I will then be able to explore key principles in the legislations to see how effective they are in protecting children in the United Kingdom. Once I have identified specific legislations that relate to safeguarding children I will be able to investigate and examine how the legal framework works and whether it is successful in protecting children. The first piece of legislation that I have identified is The Children Act 1989. This law was first implemented in October 1991.
Assingment 1 1.1 Childcare Legislation 21/09/11 CHILDCARE LEGISLATION Comment and answer questions on the main childcare acts: 1)Children act 1989 This was introduced as an act to reform the law relating to children, and as a summarised Uk interpretation of the 1989 UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) It includes guidance and provisions for local authority services when dealing with children/young people in need and others. The act main line is that "The best interest of the child should be paramount", and gives rights to children for example: the right to being protected, the right to have their own background circumstances (i.e. age,sex,race,religion,culture) taken into account when dealing wiht them, the right to be listened to & the right to education. It makes clear that the parents have responsabilities for their children rather than rights over them. It regulates the functions & provides guidance for prospective fosters/adopted parents, child minders and day care for children and young peopole.
The Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: ● services to work more closely, forming an integrated service a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs ● shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of
Safe-guarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 Procedures and policies for safe-guarding and child protection in settings for young people and children in England and Wales are the result of parliament passing legislation. I have listed below some legislation that has been passed in England to protect and safe-guard our children and young people. The Children’s Act 1989 [England and Wales] This Act allocated duties to local authorities, parents, courts and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure all children are safe-guarded and their welfare is promoted. The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families.