Level 3 Essay

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Loren Parfitt 052 Outcome 1 – 1.1 Nations convention on the rights of the child 1989 Protection of children’s right to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. 1989 , world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection were are adults do not . The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too. This convention made human rights applicable specifically for children. To ensure all children have a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood also that the children are given the right to develop to their full potential. The children have the right to be free from hunger and want, also neglect and abuse. The children act 1989 The children act of 1989 was set up to protect children within the UK. This allows the child to be protected from harm. The child should be supported while they are within care by other authorities and the care workers. Local authorities would be given a ‘duty of care’ meaning that they have the responsibility of children, for example within schools the teachers have the duty of care to have the responsibility over them while they are within their care. They aim to keep the child within the family for as long as possible and do not stop contact; this only happens if it is necessary to do so. The children act provides accommodation for looked after children whose development or health is likely to be impaired. The children act 2004 As part of the children act 1989 but mended and extended, it now includes that all authorities should work together to ensure that they are giving the best care for the child who is within care. This covers the universal services which every child accesses, and more targeted services for those with additional needs.

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