Mrs Sharon Schofield

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CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. Learning outcome 1 Understand the main Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Legislation is an act of law. Failure to comply with this act means you would be breaking the law. The reasons why we follow these laws is for ourselves and the protection of young people we are working with. This provides consistency as everyone is following the same rules. The legislation act has been passed through parliament which makes this a legal requirement to follow. 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
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