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CYP33.1.1 Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. CYP33.1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people CYP33.1 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people There are policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of young people and children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 ensures that children are kept safe and looked after. It states that all children have a right to be protected from any form of abuse whether it be physical, mental, neglect, negligence, maltreatment, injury or exploitation. Children Act 1989 outlines that parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of a child. The local authority has a duty to investigate when there is a concern for a child who may be suffering or is at risk of significant harm Children Act 2004 provides legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also includes the requirements for services to work closely, forming an integrated service.There are five key features to the Children Act 2004: 1. Children’s Assessment Framework (CAF) to assist multi-agencies to work together 2. Revised arrangements on sharing information 3. All agencies work together to protect vulnerable children (NHS, education services, social services, the police etc.). 4. Gives the lead councillors for the children’s services political responsibility for local children 5. The integration of children’s services and to introduce children’s directors with responsibility for local education authority and children’s services. The Education Act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of local education authorities (LEAs), the governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that the
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