CYP CORE 3.3 1.4) It is our duty to safeguard children and young people; this means that recommendations within serious case reviews offer the opportunity to examine current practice: what is happening and how it happens, within the setting and outside with other organisations (agencies and other services). We also have professional organisations supported by legislations, policies and procedures to help us. Serious case are reviewed when a child dies and abuse or neglect are suspected or know to be the fact of the death. The local Safeguarding Children’s Board calls serious case review and they might involve the children’s services, the police and other agencies. To identify that should be made, each services involve do an individual management review of its practises.
This could include helping children and the young people to protect themselves from abuse as well as any sort of bullying. The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (1989) came to force in the UK on 16th December 1991. This act involves the children and young people’s rights to protection from any sort of abuse, the right to express their own individual views and opinions and to also be listened to. Also the right to care and services for disabled children or any children living away from home for any reason. There are many articles that relate to safeguarding under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, such as Article 2, ‘All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor.
Children’s Act 2004 The act and the Every Child Matters act is giving a messages that safeguarding children is a shared responsibility. There are many procedures throughout this act. One procedure is the concerns about the welfare of a child. You have to take into concern the way the child has been raised. There are other procedures for if allegations are being made against you if so it will be investigated under the LSCB (London Safeguarding Children Board) procedures.
The shared Welsh procedures have been achieved through the work of the All Wales Child Procedures Review Group which has been meeting on a regular basis since the production of the All Wales Procedures in 2002. The Group's work has been watched with interest by English LSCBs, who are considering ways to promote collaboration between neighbouring boards. Disclosure When a child discloses abuse to a familiar adult, the adult must know what to do and who to tell. The All Wales Child Protection Procedures aim to safeguard children and young people from abusive situations. They state that all concerns and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously by staff and volunteers and responded to appropriately.
CYP 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well- being of children and young people 1.1 Children Act 1989( England and Wales) Children (Northern Ireland) order 1995 This Act aimed to simplify the laws that protected children and young people in the respective UK countries. They were seen as a serious shake up of children’s rights and protection and made it clear to all who worked with children what their duties were and how they should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. England and Wales produced separate document Working Together to Safeguard Children(1999) which emphasised the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are risk at harm. Children Act 2004 * A children commissioner for England * A director children’s services within each local authority * A duty on local authorities and their partners, including the police, health service providers, youth justice teams to cooperate in prompting the well- being of children and young people and have arrangements that safeguard and promote their welfare. * Local Safe Guarding boards * Revised legislations for physical punishment, it is now an offence to hit a child if it causes mental harm or leaves a lasting mark.
8a 1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nation. Guidance under the Children Act 1989 In England, statutory guidance to help professionals to identify children at risk and on interagency cooperation was first published in 1991. The current version is: Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF) (HM Government, 2013). The guidance sets out: • definitions of child abuse and neglect • what action agencies must take to protect children • roles and responsibilities • requirements for local safeguarding children boards • the process for serious case reviews (conducted after the death or serious injury of a child). Following the death of eight-year old Victoria Climbié in 2000, the Government asked Lord Laming to conduct an inquiry (Laming, 2003) to help decide whether to introduce new legislation and guidance to improve the child protection system in England.
Unit 007 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety the children act 1989 - simpifiying the laws that protect children and helps people working with children how they can work to help when child abuse is suspected. children act 2004 - responsible for creating local safegaurding childrens boards (LSCB) amoung other acts like common assesment framework to help agencies identify the needs of all children. the vetting and barring scheme - this ensures anyone who works or wants to work with children and young people must register with an independent safeguarding authority. 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. the first role will be that of the person or setting reporting abuse or harm coming to a child or young person.
E2: The children Act 1989 has influenced setting by bringing together several sets of guidance and provided the foundation for many of the standards practitioners and maintain when working with children. The Act requires that settings work together in the best interests of the child and that they form partnerships with parents and carers. This Act has an influence in all areas of practice within setting. For example; planning. The children Act 2004 this Act was introduced as a result of the death of Victoria Climbie and was the introduction of 'Every Child Matters' which ensures the wellbeing of children through its five outcomes.
This includes taking into account a child’s religion, racial origin & cultural background. A programme brought in by the Children’s Act was the ‘Every Childs Matter’ framework which was introduced in 2003. This framework was created after many high profile investigations into the safety of children. (E.g. Investigations including Victoria Climbié).
Unit 422-345 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People (CYP M3.3) Outcome 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people 1.1 & 1.3 Identify and summarise current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures that affects the safeguarding of children and young people in Wales eg Children Act 1989 & 2004, Every child Matters 2003, Data Protection Act 1998, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 and local council regulations and policy. Explain how they relate to your practice. The Children Act 1989 This Act came into force for the most part on 14th October 1991 and introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It defines parental responsibility. It provides support for families whose children are in need from local authorities.