The Current Legislation for Home Based Childcare There is numerous legislation in place to make sure children are not abused or exploited. The following information gives a summary of the current legislations. The most important being the Children act 2004, which arose from the Green Paper framework ‘Every Child Matters’ It identifies five outcomes for children: • Be healthy- enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle. • Stay safe - being protected from harm and neglect • Enjoy and achieve - getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood • Make a positive contribution - being involved with the community, society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour • Achieve economic well-being - not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential. Other important legislation are: Children act 1989 – This act was first acknowledged in UK law of children’s rights.
the world is full of diversity and culture and if we ensure that all children- regardless of race,religion,gender etc- receive equal opportunities, it will not only benefit the children but also the communities which they grow up in. To ensure our children reach their goals and achieve economic well-being there is support in schools and legislation, laws and standards to comply with. | A/C 1.2 All schools have procedures and policies set in place to reinforce the rights of all children/young people with regards to participation and equality of access (as lawfully stated in the UNCRC). These policies/procedures are in place to ensure inclusion and equality in all aspects of school life are implemented. This ensures that children are protected from discrimination against their race, creed, sexuality, religion or disability.
All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential. In 2003, the Government published the Every Child Matters Green Paper alongside the formal response to the report into the death of Victoria Climbié. The Green Paper set out five outcomes that are key to children and young people’s well-being: * be healthy; * stay safe; * enjoy and achieve; * make a positive contribution; and * Achieve economic wellbeing. The five outcomes are universal ambitions for every child and young person, whatever their background or circumstances. Improving outcomes for all children and young people underpins all of the development and work within this setting.
There are certain standards that all settings and those working within them must comply with, these can include: Minimum National standardsCodes of practice Regulations andNational Occupational StandardsThese standards set out certain values and principles that will help children to develop, thrive and grow. I then included the regulations that need to be observed too: Children Act 2004this gives a legal basis for how social services and other agencies deal with issues relating to children. The principals of this act are: To help make a positive contribution to the lives of children to allow children to be healthy assist children to thrive and be safe in their own environment to
The idea is that all professionals work together in any way or form and share information, and help promote the best needs of an individual, involving the individual and helping them to deal with issues that are important to them, gives the child young person a feeling of value, and gives them a sense of being in control to some degree, and realising that they do have a right to a voice, and will be listened to. Ref ; supporting Teaching and Learning in schools (p 88) Following the Every Child Matters framework the Children’s Act 2004 required that these recommendations became a legal requirement. The key aspect of the Act was to overhaul child protection and children’s services in the UK.. Every Child Matters has been developed through the publication of the Children’s Plan 2007 which sets out to improve educational outcomes for all children. Race Relations Act 1976 and 200. Schools have a duty to ensure that everyone is treated in a fair manner, and is not to be discriminated against directly or indirectly because of their race.
Also, it was founded because children under the age of 18 require more special care and protection than adults do. This legislation is made up of four key principles. These are: Non-discrimination Best interests of the child Right to life and development Respect views of the child Applying this legislation to my setting promotes equality as it has been set up in order to meet the needs of each individual child within the setting. Also, children will feel valued in school as i treat each child equally and give them support needed to meet their individual needs. Children Act (2004) The Children Act was put in place in order to prevent harm from children and to ensure children are well.
TDA 2.4: Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Child Act 1989 - This allocated duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. It centres on the idea that children are best cared for within their own families; however, it also makes provisions for instances when parents and families do not co-operate with statutory bodies.
All schools and organisations involving children should have by law a safeguarding policy. It’s a holistic approach to looking after children and young people involving all agencies that may have an interest. The policies are now called safeguarding, not child protection due to child protection being based mainly on abuse; safeguarding covers everything of child protection and more. Safeguarding is all the policies and procedures given to help provide the child some safety; all policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated regularly. Child protection is part of the wider concept to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and is to do with looking out for the children that look to be suffering from any kind of abuse, maltreatment and trying to prevent impairment before it’s too late.
What legislation is there in place to safeguard children and vulnerable adults? Children’s act 2004 The children’s act 2004 is a legislation that is put in place to ensure that children are safeguarded and protected. The children’s act 2004 was passed on the 15th of November 2004.The children’s act 2004 was accompanied by the launch of a major strategy document for English authorities. This was a green paper every child matters which is set out to support children and their families. Setting out five outcomes and support them to be • Safe • Healthy • Enjoy and achieve • Economic well being • Positive contribution to society The children’s act changed law to protect children, and changed the laws on how to deal with issues that are to do with children.
Diploma in Pre-School Practice L3 Assignment - Unit 3 March 2012 Making the pre-school setting a supportive and safe environment. P1 – Early years settings must work within a framework of legislation to work towards meeting the needs of all children and families who attend. The Equality Act became law in October 2010 and replaced all existing discrimination legislation, such as The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The Act states that people with protected characteristics must not be discriminated against. The protected characteristics are age, disability, race, religion, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation and marriage/civil partnership.