The main purpose of this Law is to improve, in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (except Sark) the rules in relation to children and their families. Precautions are made to ensure all the children’s adequate needs are met and to support Parents, Families and others caring for or working with children. Giving specific guidelines to follow for the protection of all children. This enables everyone involved with children the guidance of duties of care, powers and rights and sets out specific objectives for the care of every young person under 18 years. At St Sampson’s High school I feel our most important Policy relating to The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 is ‘The Child Protection Policy’ There are 4 Purposes within this policy.
Local Authorities have ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm’. The Education Act 2002 outlines the 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. The Children Act 2004 highlights the need for all agencies involved in children’s services to work together to improve the well-being of children and young people. It is the responsibility of teachers and teaching assistants to be familiar with and implement policies regarding safeguarding children. The Every Child Matters agenda defines what is meant by the ‘well-being’ of children through the five outcomes that schools and teachers aim for every child to reach: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well-being.
It also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need.The Education Act:This sets out the 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’s Act 2004This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It states that all services work more closely, forming a better service using a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and giving earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Schools must
(amended Act 2005).This builds on the 1995 Act it places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 It is unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 Outlines the duty of schools and organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. Human Rights Act 1998 Sets out rights of all individuals and allow them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected.
CYPOP5-6.3 Outline regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare The Department of Education published the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, in which Section 3 outlines the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. You must have a safeguarding policy in place which must be regularly reviewed and the policy must be shared with parents. The legal framework for Child Protection is determined by the Children Act 1989. Local policy and guidance in Child Protection is the responsibility of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, established by the Children Act 2004. All agencies and workers involved in providing services to children have an obligation under Section 11 Children Act 2004 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Protection from the use of illicit drugs. The Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989 came into force in October 1991. It brought together legislation on caring for and protecting children and is still the framework for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The Children Act 1989 is supported by the following principles: The child’s welfare is the paramount consideration in any decision which affects them A list of factors for the courts to assess what is in the welfare of the child, in a situation 4 Parental responsibility with the local authority for a child in care Partnership – professionals and families must work together for the welfare of children The child’s voice – a child’s wishes and feelings should be sought and taken into account in making decisions affecting them (if they are old enough to understand) Family is best – a child’s own family is the best place for a child to be brought up
CYPCore33 1.1 The key pieces of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004 and the Childcare Act 2006. The Children Act 1989 set out principles to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significant harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal basis for children’s services set out in the Every Child Matters: Change for Children document. The statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 sets out the key functions that our setting, has to achieve in carrying daily activities with the children so as to maximise their opportunities whilst minimising their risk. The Childcare Act 2006, however, is the first piece of legislation that is primarily concerned with Early Years and Childcare and introduces the early years foundation stage (EYFS) which supports settings in delivering high quality integrated early education.
LO 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding 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's Act 1989 Children's Act 2004 The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 Education Act 2002 Every Child Matters United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child 1991 Children's Act 1989 This Act united all the above Acts, giving better protection for children and their rights in UK countries and give clear guidelines to all that work with children on what their duties are and how they should work in partnership with parents/carers and local authorities in the event of child abuse allegations. Children's Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié highlighted the need to improve services and how they should be working closely together to identify and protect vulnerable children. This included setting up: local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) giving statutory powers to ensure all services e.g.
Caring and safe guarding the children. Clean up at the end of the day. 1.2 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident their child will receive a quality experience that supports their care, learning and development. 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.
This act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. 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 into place to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need”. The Education Act 2002- This sets out of the 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 and it includes