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.
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect By: Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Our group meetings work as a resource for anyone, including professionals in a position to help prevent and report child abuse. We have designed an easy to follow process which we will cover over multiple training sessions. Overview: Child Maltreatment is a major problem in the United States and often goes unrecognized and unreported. Nationally approximately 2 million reports were screened as needing an investigation or an assessment. These meetings are designed to help you, as a professional, address the problem of child maltreatment by learning how to recognize possible abuse/neglect, report it to the appropriate agency, and provide support to children who may have been victimized.
Unit 202 Safeguarding the welfare of children & young People. Outcome 1 know about legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children & young people including e-safety. 1:1 ‘Child Act 1989’ This act identifies the responsibilities of the parent, carer and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. It includes 2 important sections which focus on child protection. They are: Section 47 – this states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when they have a reasonable cause to suspect a child who lives or is found in the area is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
CYP 3.3 - Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing 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 Children Act 1989, this act aimed to simplify the laws that protected children and young people in the UK. This act made it clear to all who worked with children what their duties were and how they should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. England and Wales produced separates documents – Working together to safeguarding Children (1999) – which emphasised the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. Policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in England and Wales are the result of the Children Act 1989. The children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales.
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.
Main Body There was a guide produced in the 1990’s called ‘Undertaking a Comprehensive Assessment’ also known as the ‘Orange Book’. (Department of Health 1988). It was produced in response to concerns that were identified in enquiry reports regarding individual social work assessments, following the deaths of some children. Katz (1997) in his critique of the ‘Orange Book’ noted that the guidance provided a much needs, structured assessment framework when it was first introduced in the late 1980’s. However concerns had arisen amongst those involved in childcare practice regarding the way in which the ‘Orange Book’ was being used.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children. Current legislation is the result of the Children Act 1989 which was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Following the death of Victoria Climbie in 2000 an independent inquiry highlighted many problems with how reports of neglect and child abuse were dealt with and found that vulnerable people in society were not being safeguarded. The learning report led to the governments Every Child Matters (ECM) paper and the Children Act 2004. The ECM paper is aimed at ensuring every child should be helped to have positive outcomes in life.
This law was first implemented in October 1991. The Children Act 1989 was introduced in order to improve and simplify the existing laws affecting children; the act moved people away from ‘parental rights’ to the ‘right of the child’ but emphasized the co-operation and sharing of parental responsibilities. The key principles I have identified are ‘the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount’ s.1 (1), ‘parental responsibility for children’ s.1 (1) (2) (3), ‘that the child concerned is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’ s.4 (31: 2a), and ‘Provisions of services for children in need, their families and others’ s.3 (17). The first key principle I am going to look at is ‘the child’s welfare shall be the courts paramount’. This is also known as the ‘Paramouncy Principal’.
Unit 333 Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Outcome 1 1.1 In 1989 the children’s act was introduced to change legislations in England and Wales for child welfare. Closer communication and help between authorises and parents. A good balance protecting children and parent’s rights. To have a framework of courts to help with family proceeding. To help parents with their responsibilities.
These bodies now have a duty to safe-guard and promote the welfare of children in relation to all functions relating to the conduct of a school. Children’s Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié at the hands of the people who were supposed to be caring for her resulted in an independent inquiry lead by Lord Laming in 2003. The report led to the Green Paper: Every child matters, which then led onto the Children’s Act 2004 in England and similar Bills and Acts in all four countries in the United Kingdom. The Act includes: Earlier support for families experiencing difficulties. The introduction of local authorities children’s directors with overall responsibility for