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.
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
Unit 306 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Outcome 1 Promote 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 The education act is based towards the school responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. It means schools must provide resources, equipment and extra support to meet the needs of any children. The disability act places a duty on schools to encourage children to participate in all different areas of school life free from harassment and discrimination. It also eliminates barriers to make sure that children can have equal access to services. The SEN and disability act makes it unlawful for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or disability.
The Children Act 2004 does not replace but instead amends the Children Act 1989. It establishes Local Safeguarding Children's Boards with the power to make sure that social services, police, education services, the NHS and other services work together to protect any vulnerable children. Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which uses a holistic approach for assessing identifying and meeting individual needs in children and young people. The Every Child Matters initiative that aims for all children and young people to have the support they need to achieve the five outcomes which are: • Be Healthy • Stay Safe • Enjoy and Achieve • Make a Positive Contribution • Achieve Economic Well-being United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – This legislation states that all children and young people have the basic right to be protected from harm while being able to learn and develop into adults. They also have the right to be heard and make their own choices.
School action is the action taken when special educational needs are identified by teachers and additional help is then given or different from those provided by the usual differentiated curriculums are put place. (E8) The human rights Act 2000 This Act have had a huge impact in current legislation in the UK. Under the Act it was agreed that children would have the same rights as adults which means children have the right to dignity, respect and fairness in the way that they are treated.
We want to improve staff and families’ knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice and promoting equality and too valuing diversity. We want all children to be included in all the activities of the setting for example cultural celebrations. Legal framework In order for equality, diversity and inclusion to be followed in our setting we will too follow: The Equality Act Disability Discrimination Act Race Relations Act Children’s Act Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
The LEA have a closer role to the schools and the community. They are also responsible for; Training and development Tackling health inequalities Discipling the staff (depending on how serious the matter is) National government.National government are responsible for devising policies and the curriculum. Then ensuring that they are implemented. Their role is to enhance the opportunities and experiences for the children and the staff working with them by focusing on giving extra support for the more vulnerable children in England, to make sure they all receive the same level of education and equal opportunities . As well as setting the policy the National Government look into ways of maintaining the quality of the services for children under the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.
1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity Disability discrimination act 1995 –Protects people with disabilities and places a duty of organisations to make sure that disable people can gain equal access to services by eliminating barriers. Disability discrimination act 2005-Schools have to produce an access plan and a Disability Equality Scheme. School must eliminate harassment and discrimination and should encourage participation in school life. Special Educational Needs and disability act 2001 (SEN)-It makes illegal for educational providers to discriminate a child with a disability or special needs. Race relations act 2000-Delineate the duty of schools to promote good relationships between people from different races.
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
It is also a statutory requirement for schools to encourage the inclusion of children with disabilities into mainstream schools. SEN Code of Practice 2001 strengthened the rights of parents and SEN children to a mainstream education. This means that it is more likely for these children to be in mainstream school. Human Rights Act 1998 include: The right to life, freedom from torture and degrading treatment, freedom from slavery and forced labour, the right to liberty, the right to a fair trial, the right not to be punished for something that wasn’t a crime when you did it, the right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedom to express your beliefs, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the right to marry and to start a family, the