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. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. Education Act 2002 This tackles the responsibilities of local education authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.
Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M. Education Act 1996 Describes the responsibilities schools have for providing for the needs of children with SENs. The Act also requires schools to provide additional resources, equipment and support to meet their needs. Equality Act 2010 This Act sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for all citizens. Codes of Practice: The special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 This outlines government guidelines for policy, procedures and responsibility for children with SENs.
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
The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the 22 Local 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 has been identified as crucial in order to identify vulnerable children and to help keep them safe from harm and abuse. The report into the death of Victoria Climbé highlighted the need for organisations to take safeguarding children seriously.
* SEN Code of Practice 2002 – Provides practical advice to LEA’s, maintained schools, early education settings and others on carrying out their statutory duties to identify, access and make provision for children’s special educational needs. * Race Relations (Amendment) Act
• An explanation of the risks and possible consequences for children and young people of being online and using mobile phone Most children and young people have access to the internet and the use of a mobile phone. Both offer benefit to children but equally can expose them to threats to their safety and well-being. Children and young people are open to many risks while being online or using their mobile phones, the possible risks and consequences are: • They may be lured into giving personal information; name, age, address and telephone numbers which could be used for identity theft or fraud. • Cyber bullying; this may include sending unpleasant texts, emails or instant messaging. A child or young person may find cruel messages or pictures about themselves and having their username stolen to spread lies or rumours about someone else.
Name two agencies involved in safeguarding children and young people and describe their role within a school setting. 1. Social Services. Social services role is to offer support to the child, parents/carers and the school. Social services have the powers to investigate any suspected improper behaviour from carers, children or the school.
The Education Act 2002 - This sets out 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 a integrated service A common assessment of children’s needs A shared data base of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems E- safety council - set up guidelines for the safe use of the internet and other technology in order to protect children and young people from harm Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people Doctor/ Hospital - doctor’s are usually the first person of call for their patients, and usually are first to pick up possible signs of physical abuse when examining a child or young person at their surgery. Social services - Social services have a duty to support vulnerable families. They must
CYP 3.3 understanding how to safeguard the well being of children and young people 1.1 some of the main legislation related to safeguarding children began with the Children Act (1989). This was updated with the Children's Act (2004), which included the principle of integrated children's services (Different services working together to support children young people and their families). And incorporated the five main principles of Every Child Matters ( A UK government initiative launched in 2003 to improve outcomes for children and young people). the ACT also introduced local safeguarding children boards (statutory organisations that over see service provision for promoting the welfare of children and young people). which are statutory organisations in England and operate within each local area to ensure that services co-operate to promote the welfare of children and young people.
I would like you to draw from your experience in your and give examples as much as possible. (pls reference your work appropriately and refer to your plagiarism document for further details) Please answer the following questions: 1.1 Complete the table below and provide examples for the last 2 columns: Current Legislation | Current Guidelines | Policies & Procedures | How these systems Safeguard the welfare of children & young people | How these systems safeguard the welfare of children & young people when using E-technology | protect children from maltreatment | Can be found in the children act 1989 and 2004 | I would report any concerns to my manager or deputy manager. | A child’s behaviour can say a lot about home life and concerns need to be addressed | No mobile phones