* taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.” Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2013) Education Reform Act; The needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils should be equally safeguarded. SENDA/DDA; Children with Special Needs or Disabilities are equally safeguarded. “The Safeguarding Committee audit the site(and proposed sites)annually, or as necessary, in order for preparations to be made in advance for any student / member of staff who requires reasonable adjustment due to disability. “
Her death led to a public inquiry and produced major changes in child protection policies. The Children Act 1989 was brought in with the intention of simplifying the laws that protect children and young people. It tells people what their duties are and how they should act and work together when suspicions of child abuse are raised in any given situation. Working Together to Safeguard Children 1999 provides guidelines for professionals in England and Wales to help them work with children who are at risk of harm. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters which was the government’s response to the death of Victoria Climbié.
It is important that care givers follow this as if a child comes to harm or has suffered neglect the caregiver could face legal action. The children’s act (2004) is the piece of legislation that outlines the national framework for delivering children’s services and created the Every Child Matters five outcomes for children/young people which all professionals must work towards. Framework for assessment for children in need and their families is a policy to protect children from all types of harm and ensure that their development needs are responded to appropriately, a framework has been developed to provide a systematic way of analysing, understanding, and recording what is happening to children/young people within their families
The Act sought to emphasize the importance of inter-agency work and cooperation in meeting the needs of children and to ensure that children’s views are ascertained and represented, improve outcomes for all children, as well of those defined as “in need” under the Children Act 1989, by focusing services more effectively around the needs of children, young people and families. The laming Report following the death of Victoria Climbie was highly critical of the way the case was handled and made 108 recommendations to overhaul child protection in the UK. As a result The Every Child matters guidelines, led to this
Unit 025/026- safeguarding understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people. 1.1 Current legislation within home UK home nation, affecting safeguarding of children and young people, includes how: inquiries and reviews where children have suffered harm or death. Data protection, information handling and sharing have affected current legislation and practice. Legislation has been around for many years, even since the 1880’s. Overall legislation is there to protect people of all ages, race, sexual orientation and cultural differences.
The serious changes of the children’s rights and protection 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 documents- Working together to safeguard children (1999)- which emphasised the responsibilities of the professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. The independent inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie at the hands of her carers highlighted the fact that by 2003 the services for children were still not working together to identify and protect vulnerable children in our society. The Laming report in 2003 criticised the approach to protecting children in our society, this resulted in a green paper, Every child matters, which in turn led to the Children Act 2004 in England and similar bills and Acts in all four countries in the UK. The main features of the act- • The integration of children’s services and the introduction of children’s directors with responsibility for local authority education and children’s social services.
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection It is the responsibility of employers to have policies and guide lines in the work place on prevention and control of infection, to have in place and operate effective management systems for the prevention and control of infection which are informed by risk assessments and analysis of infection incidents.provide workers with the correct PPE’ and maintain a clean and appropriate environment which facilitates the prevention and control of infection. . 2.1Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. Health and safety at work act 1974 The public Health act 1984 Public health regulation 1988 COSHH 2002 Food safety act 1990 The hazardous waste regulation 2005 Food hygiene regulation 2006 2.2Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection The local and organisational policies in Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care initiative
CYP3.3 1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. Every school or establishment that deals with children, are required to have a safeguarding policy in place, which should be re-evaluated as well as updated on a regular basis. The term “Child Protection’ is increasingly being altered by that of “Safeguarding,” Child protection is idiosyncratically about abuse, it also comes under an umbrella term called safeguarding. Safeguarding are all the things that we do, all the policies and procedures we have that help keep the children safe. Safeguarding a child or young person is also to ensure that they have the outlook to achieve their true potential and have the right to be protected from abuse, such as: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse Neglect Exploitation This also shows the consequence of shared responsibilities as there can be many different agencies involved in dealing with each case.
Unit 4427-067 Professional practice in early years settings 1.1 The early years sector ranges from lea nursery, day nursery, children/ family centres such as sure start etc to ensure every child has access to quality care and education, these can be private, voluntary, lea or independent sectors. The all have the same common purpose which is to provide quality care, and education for the children, offering the relevant support to achieve the Childs goals, working with multi agencies when neccessary to reach desired outcome. 2.1 Early years sector is heavily influenced by/ required to meet .... EYFS Ofsted Every Child matters LEA guidance Children Act 1989 Protection of Children Act 1999 Data Protection Act 1998 The Children Act (every child matters) 2004 Safe guarding vulnerable groups act 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child Social and economic influences such as work patterns and financial constraints 2.2 The impact of current policies, frameworks, and influences on the early years include Free child care , A service that ensures every child matters and is treated like an individual Potential problems can be picked up by the mandatory senco/safeguarding officer Multi agency working together for benefit of the child A higher standard of care, health and safety, and hygiene 2.3 Evidence based practice is the term used when practice reflects and aspires to be as good as results met during research. This has influenced work with children in their early years in many ways, a comprehensive report which supports this is EPPE ( effective provision of preschool education) , this has proven that children who attended early years provision are much more likely to have enhanced social and behaviour skills when they started formal education, than those who had not attended. The report also confirmed the high value of learning
CHILDCARE LEGISLATIONS 1 Children’s Act 1989 The children’s act 1989 safeguards your rights to receive assessments if needed to ensure a child has a reasonable standard of health and development and also an assessment would take into consideration health social care and educational needs. The act was a definite shake up of children’s rights and protection for everyone to work together who works with children for the safety and safeguarding against any form of abuse and to take action if a child is at risk also the act stated that a child would be consulted and would have a say before final decisions were made. In my setting I work with the parents and schools and if there is any problems we work things out together as a team .The children in my setting are never