1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Children Act (1989) - Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person. It brings together all previous legislation. Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people. Duty of the LA to investigate concerns of suffering child/young person. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.
1.1 Legislations and Guidelines • Child Act of 1989 • Children Act 2004 • Working Together to Safeguard Children 1999 • UNN Convention on Rights of Children 1998 • Working Together to Safeguard CYP 2006 • Vetting and Barring Scheme –CRB • Every Child Matters ECM Child Act of 1989 Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal Framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service. Children Act 1989/2004 The Act from 1989 updated in 2004, is the most influential of the several laws relating to children, because is all about how children are treated.
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection. Health & social practitioners should be in attendance at any training days on offer relating to infection prevention and control. If any cases of possible infection risks are identified they should be reports immediately to your employer. 1.2. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees.
2.1 The public health (control of disease) act 1984 and the health and social care act. The NICE guidelines. COSHH RIDDOR Relevant codes of practice National minimum standards (+ their regulatory body - Care quality commision in England) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992 Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 (includes Clinical Waste) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Safety Act (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. 2.2 Our work place should have a COSHH policy in place wich employees should read and sign, We should all be put on relevant training. As employees we should be working to a standard to meet the standards of CQC, we should have adequate systems in place for infection prevention control, this should comply with the Health and Safety at work act 1974.
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
Some examples of Legislation in which we have to follow whilst working with children and young people are: * Health and safety at work act (1974) * Children act (1989&2004) * Safeguarding Vulnerable groups act (2006) * Data protection Act (1991) * UN convention on the rights of the child (1991) There are guidelines which detail acts of law these are shared with the public. And explain what parts of the legislation apply to you and explain to you what you must do to comply with the law. Some examples of guidelines are: * Every child matters (2004) * The framework for assessment of children and their families (2000) * Common assessment framework (2006) * Working together to safeguard children (2013) The guidelines are used to create policies and procedures which are in turn used to implement the laws. 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. National Legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures which affect the day to day
* Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. * COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) * Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) * Health and Social Care Act. * Family Law Reform Act. * Children’s Act 1986 and Children’s Act 2004 For each of these legislations as a company caring for children and young people we have a responsibility to adhere to them and make staff aware of what their responsibility are and how they can put them in place, this is why we have policies and procedures and risk assessments that all staff must read and sign and have available to look at as and when needed. Health and Safety at Work Act.
A major feature of this legislation is that the Commission for Equality and Human Rights was set up. This commission enforces all equality such as gender, race, religion or belief and even age. The Protection of Children Act 1999 means that every person who works with children is throuroghly police checked every year. E3 Any organisation that works, or has contact, with children should have a child protection policy and a linked set of procedures explaining how the policy will be put into action. Good child protection practice protects the children and the staff, management and volunteers who have responsibility for them.
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.