Level 3 Teaching Assistant

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SFE 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. SFE 3.2. Explain policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them. Schools take guidance from the local LEA which in turn follows legislation set by Parliament. H&S at work Act 1974; States our duty to protect everyone’s, including our own, safety, health and welfare. This includes a school’s duty to make sure staff and volunteers have a DBS check. Children Act 1989; Children should be protected from harm regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children’s health or development * ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. * 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. “
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