The children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales. The children’s act 2004 provides legal basis for how multi agencies deal with issues relating to children. This was brought in after the Victoria Climbie case. It was designed for the care and support of children, some of these principles are: To allow children to be healthy, helping children enjoy their life, help children succeed, ensuring children are safe in their environments and to help achieve economic stability for their future. In my setting the policies and procedures for safeguarding are always put into place.
Unit 4222-345 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (CYP M3.3) 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation. The legislation, guidelines and policies that affect safeguarding children have come about due to the Children’s Act (1989). This act was updated in 2004 to include the principle of integrated children’s services and to also incorporate the five main principles of Every Child Matters. I will list the main legislations, guidelines and also my workplace’s policies and procedures: Children’s Act (2004) - The Act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children.
Cu2935 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Early years 1. Understand the import of early year’s curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. 1.1 Outline early year’s curriculum models supporting children’s care, learning and development. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age 5 have a major impact on their future life.
The two most important pieces of legislation covering home-based childcare are the Children Act (2004) and the Childcare Act (2006) Children Act (2004) This influential piece of legislation arose from the Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters’ and identifies five outcomes for all children: * Be healthy * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve * Make a positive contribution * Achieve economic well-being These outcomes should underpin all practice of a childminder. Childcare Act (2006) This Act introduced the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum into England and Wales, and place a statutory duty on the local authority to work towards ensuring the five outcomes set out in the Children Act (2004) are being met. Other relevant legislation is: Equality Act (2010) The intention of this Act is to combine the fragmented discrimination legislation, bringing together the Sex Discrimination Act (1975), Race Relations Act (1976), and DDA (1995). Promotion of equal opportunities in all settings is essential, and relevant policies and procedures should be developed, monitored and assessed. Education Act (1997) This Act incorporates all previous Acts since 1944.
Unit 3 E1, E2, E3 and E4 | How does legislation influence working practices in the setting? | Childcare act 2006 | The Childcare Act 2006 influences working practice within a setting as it provides the learning framework for children aged 0-5 years which is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The act includes the wellbeing standards which all setting must use. These requirements may include e.g. the types of snacks available for children, encouraging healthy eating or meeting the amount of adults required to look after a set amount of children which is called ratios.
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Outcome 1: Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 The Children’s Act 1989 introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales and remains an important piece of legislation due to its focus on safeguarding children and the duties of local authorities. This Act identified the responsibility of parents and of those who might work with children, ensuring the safety of the child. Its main aims were: * Achieve a balance between protecting children and the rights of parents to challenge state intervention. * Encourage partnership between statutory authorities and parents.
Local authorities are required to provide services that meet the needs of children who are identified as being at risk. The goal of the 2002 act was to improve the lives of all children who receive informal or professional care. It covers all services that children might use such as school, day care and children's homes. The Convention on the rights of the child (1989) This convention introduced rights for
They help all staff who are involved to be aware of their social, emotional and educational needs. They need to help the school to develop a PEP(Personal Education Plan). Schools should have policies and procedures in place that are in line with national policies to help Looked After Children, such as providing a strong pastoral support system, encouraging after school activities, minimising exclusion and providing a safe and secure learning environment. The SEN code of practice: 0 to 25 years is part of the Schools: statutory guidance. It refers to students who “has a significantly greater difficulty in learning....has a disability which prevents or hinders...making use of facilities...” (Department of Education website) It is the responsibility of the school to provide academic and social support and to make all school amenities available to SEN students.
Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The current policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, are: The Childcare Act 2006. This is the first piece of legislation that is primarily concerned with early years education and childcare, and introduces the EYFS which supports settings in delivering high quality early years education. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child 1989. This is to ensure children are safe and cared for.
Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.