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 into place to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need’. The Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from 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 * a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs * a shared database of information
2. The Children Act (2004): Every child is an offshoot of an act that requires you to report any concerns you may have about children if you believe them to be at a risk of cruelty, abuse or neglect. 3. Health and safety at work Act (1974): It is your responsibility as a teacher to ensure that the teaching accommodation and educational visits are safe. 4.
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.
It shows the responsibility of parents and of those working with children to ensure their safety. It redefines the concept of parental responsibility, achieving a balance between protecting the child and the rights of the parents to challenge state interventions. It restructures the framework of the courts, particularly regarding family proceedings. Local authorities have a duty to investigate when there is reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering or in danger of suffering significant harm. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 An International Human Rights Treaty setting out the rights of all children to be treated equally.
I would like you to draw from your experience in your and give examples as much as possible. (pls reference your work appropriately and refer to your plagiarism document for further details) Please answer the following questions: 1.1 Complete the table below and provide examples for the last 2 columns: Current Legislation | Current Guidelines | Policies & Procedures | How these systems Safeguard the welfare of children & young people | How these systems safeguard the welfare of children & young people when using E-technology | protect children from maltreatment | Can be found in the children act 1989 and 2004 | I would report any concerns to my manager or deputy manager. | A child’s behaviour can say a lot about home life and concerns need to be addressed | No mobile phones
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 1989 covers the following: Reforms the law relating to children Makes provision for local authority services for children in need and others Amends the law with respect to children’s homes, community home, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations Makes provision with respect to fostering, child minding and day care for young children and adoption, and for connected purposes. The act has also been updated with the introduction of The Children Bill which received Royal Assent on 15 November and is now The Children Act 2004. The government has placed great focus on children’s issues and worked hard to safeguard all children whether in the care of their family or being cared for. However following a catalogue of errors by Haringey Social Services between 1999 and 2000 the Victoria Climbie tragedy came to light. This led to Lord Laming compiling a report and guidelines which we now know as Every Child Matters.
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. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. Education Act 2002 This tackles the responsibilities of local education authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.
Safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people Identify the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety Children act 1989 - this act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the local authority has a duty to investigate where there is 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 safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.
Unit 422-345 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People (CYP M3.3) Outcome 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people 1.1 & 1.3 Identify and summarise current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures that affects the safeguarding of children and young people in Wales eg Children Act 1989 & 2004, Every child Matters 2003, Data Protection Act 1998, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 and local council regulations and policy. Explain how they relate to your practice. The Children Act 1989 This Act came into force for the most part on 14th October 1991 and introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It defines parental responsibility. It provides support for families whose children are in need from local authorities.