Children Act 1989 outlines that parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of a child. The local authority has a duty to investigate when there is a concern for a child who may be suffering or is at risk of significant harm Children Act 2004 provides legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also includes the requirements for services to work closely, forming an integrated service.There are five key features to the Children Act 2004: 1. Children’s Assessment Framework (CAF) to assist multi-agencies to work together 2. Revised arrangements on sharing information 3.
This is done through play. Some nurseries take children from the age of 2 where as others take between the ages of 0-5. Children’s Centre: They are support pillar for parents from birth of their child. It offers early years education for children, full day care, short term care health and family support, parenting advice as well as training and employment advice. Playground and Crèche: It is available for children under five years and it is run by voluntary groups providing part time play and early learning for under fives.
The case study is focused on a report made by a case worker to child protection services regarding a protection issue relating to the client’s child so is primarily focused on the wellbeing of a child. Therefore I have listed many legislations that are in line with this case study and the subject. a) Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 NSW This act affirms that children under the age of 16 and young person’s receive such care and protection as is essential for their safety, welfare and well-being, taking into consideration the rights, powers and duties of their parents or other persons accountable for them. (Learning Material, 2013) b) Health Administration Act 1982 (NSW) This act covers any information that is provided or recorded within the health system. It means that information cannot be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom the information relates or for the purpose of legal proceedings, such as a court order or subpoena that allows access to health information on a client.
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. The Every Child Matters framework has influenced settings by giving them and other childcare settings a duty to find new ways of working together by sharing information and working co-operatively to protect children from harm. Special educational needs and disability Act 2001 this act strengthens the rights of children with special education needs to be educated in schools. It also provides parents of children with special needs with advice and information. School action is the action taken when special educational needs are identified by teachers and additional help is then given or different from those provided by the usual differentiated curriculums are put place.
The children are looked after in the child-minders home and the parents pay for the service. Child-minders who are accredited can offer funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This type of childcare is run on a self-employed basis. Preschool playgroups Playgroups run on a part time basis usually the same hours as school hours. They offer part time sessions to children between 2-3 years and school age.
Social services have the powers to investigate any suspected improper behaviour from carers, children or the school. They work together with the school ensure the child’s safety and that a child’s needs are met. If a referral is made by the school social services have to meet and conduct interviews with the child and the family members involved, they talk with them and get all the relevant information about the child and their circumstances, and the child’s background.. 2. Families First. Families First is a Welsh government programme designed to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.
‘Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them’. (Article 19 UNICEF Rights of a Child) Everyone has a responsibility to take action if they are worried about a child’s welfare. The All Wales Child Protection Procedures are an essential part of the wider agenda of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the 22 Local Safeguarding Children Boards across Wales.
Unit 3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Outcome 1 1.1 Name the current legislations that safeguard children and briefly describe what guidelines and procedures are in place. * Children’s Act 1998/2004 * Education Act 2002 * E-Safety 2008 * Safeguarding – promote welfare of children * Human Rights Act * * * Different laws and guideline cover different parts of the UK. * * * | 1.2 Which children fall under child protection support and how can practitioners help protect children in their settings? Vulnerable people * Poverty, ill health and poor housing and emotional delay as well as development delay.Children with needs * Disabilities * | 1.3 Name one of the National and Local Guideline for safeguarding children SureStartNSPCCDepartment for Education: Responsibility for safeguarding and child protection in England.Local Authorities: Use guidance to produce procedures for services and practitioners. | 1.4 Who decides to conduct inquiries in to the death or serious injury involving a child takes place as a consequence of abuse or neglect?
Coordinate provision through the development of close partnerships between parents, settings and different agencies in the state, private and voluntary sector. With parental agreement , suppport inclusion in mainstream early years settings and referrals between settings. Early intervention teams have been set up in England to work with children with additional needs from birth to the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. In every there is an early intervention team that will be part of the multi-agency panel, enabling to be made between settings. An Early Intervention Team: Promotes inclusive practice.
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.