Overall legislation is there to protect people of all ages, race, sexual orientation and cultural differences. In regards to safeguarding it is to protect children and young people. Current child protection is reviewed in response to high profile child protection cases, e.g, Maria Colwell, Victoria Climbie and Peter Connely (Baby P). There are many of pieces of legislation, which regard to safeguarding children and young people: Prevention of cruelty to children act 1889, renewed in 1904 Children Act 1908, renewed 1948, renewed in 1989, renewed in 2004, renewed 2006 Children and young people Act 1933, renewed in 1969 Sex offenders act 1997 Data protection act 1998 Human rights act 1998 protection of children act 1999 adoption and children act 2002 sexual offences act 2003 domestic violence, crime and victim act 2004 family procedure order 2005 Children’s Act legislation As a consequence of the inquiry into Victoria Climbie, the act was amended. Its purpose is to give boundaries, and help for local authorities.
Her death led to a public inquiry and produced major changes in child protection policies. The Children Act 1989 was brought in with the intention of simplifying the laws that protect children and young people. It tells people what their duties are and how they should act and work together when suspicions of child abuse are raised in any given situation. Working Together to Safeguard Children 1999 provides guidelines for professionals in England and Wales to help them work with children who are at risk of harm. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters which was the government’s response to the death of Victoria Climbié.
Diversity challenges us to recognize and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. | Diversity is visible and non-visible differences which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, race, personality disability, age, gender belief are religion. | Equality | Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognizes that their needs are met in different ways. | Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job.
This promotes anti- discriminatory practice because it is giving the opinion that everyone should have equal opportunities regardless of their physical status/ capability or mental status. This legislation is here to protect the disabled from being discriminated against in the most important parts of life; employment, education, access to facilities, buying and renting property and licences, this in turn makes the lives of the disabled a lot more positive and enjoyable. The Data Protection Act The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a law designed to protect personal data stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system. During the second half of the 20th century, businesses, organisations and the government began using computers to store information about their customers, clients and staff in databases. For example: names, addresses, contact information, employment history, medical conditions,
It is imperative for case managers to use intervention practices that will prevent risks, reduce the negative behavior, and promote productivity and success. Intervention practices are included in case management plans because they serve as actions to improve life situations. The concept with helping clients in the criminal justice is complex because each person is different and unique, so therefore, the treatment and services have to be different to promote success. In order for clients to change their behavior, they must change their way of thinking. References Freeman, D. W. 2001.
This is also incorporated in cultural diversity, the fact that opinions and what is seen as right or wrong, differs from cultures however they are both equally correct and right. An example of this would be polygamy, some cultures would find this acceptable and normal however some may not approve and believe you should be faithful to one person, however as we can apply relative ethics, it means that neither one of them is wrong. Finally, relative ethics are fair because it allows meanings of words and gestures to
Nicola Sydorenko 50122883 Health and Social Care Unit 10 P5 Support that can be used for children,young people and their families here abuse is suspected and confirmed. Parents,friends,family should not leave them for all this time,they need them the most now. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs of maltreatment, one of the strategies that could be used are though telling the child they have done the right thing, and that you believe what they are saying, also important not make promises such as 'everything's going to be okay' or saying that you wont keep secrets or not tell other people about what had been disclosed, as this could create false trust and cause the child more distress in the long-term. Protecting Children Housing support services may affect children when they are admitted to services as part of a family unit. Some 16/17 year old vulnerable young people may also use services in their won right when they are homeless.
Specific recommendations for recognition of aspects of customary law were made in respect of: • Marriage and family matters, child custody, fostering and adoption. • The criminal law (including policing, interrogation, evidence and sentencing). • Hunting, fishing and gathering rights. • Local justice mechanisms for Aboriginal communities. The ALRC noted many arguments in favour for recognition of Aboriginal customary law: • Recognition would advance the process of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non—Aboriginal people.
IntroducIng screenIng and rIsk assessment for famIly vIolence to famIly law proceedIngs On 1 July 2006 major reforms were introduced to Australian family law by the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006. The legislation carries with it strong messages about shared parenting after separation. A key feature is the shift towards consideration of ‘equal time’ or ‘substantial and significant time’ for both parents, where shared parental responsibility is considered (Family Law Act 1975 section 65 DAA). The changes also carry an emphasis on dispute resolution between separating parties before or instead of attending court in family law cases. While many see this shift as positive, it has caused
It sets out the duties and powers available to public authorities to support children and their families and to intervene when the child's welfare requires it. Under pressure over serious child protection cases, the 2001Scottish executive published a children's charter, setting out how carers and professionals should protect and respect rights of children. The Protection of Children Act 1999 was passed in England, aiming to prevent paedophiles from working with children; a similar act was passed in Scotland in 2003. (Scottish Executive Publications) Government Policies and Looked After Children Looked After Children fall into two main categories: 1) Looked After and Accommodated: children and young people placed by the local authority and/or the Children’s Hearings system with foster carers, adoption services, residential care homes, with relatives in kinship care. 2) Looked After at Home under a supervision order, at home with parents receiving support and assistance to address issues of why they are in need of care.