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.
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.
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.
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.
Working together to safeguard children 2006 - working together to safeguard children sets out how nurseries, parents and carers along with health care professionals, social services and other organisations can work together to help safeguard the welfare of children and young people. Vetting and barring scheme- the vetting and barring scheme was set up by ICS (independent safeguarding authority) their aim is to prevent children being harmed by preventing unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. At present due to the coalition some changes are being made to this system. Every Child Matters- the main focus areas for Every Child matters is early intervention, a shared sense responsibility, information sharing and integrated front line services. Every child matters believes that for a child to fulfil their potential, organisations, doctors, schools, nurseries and government agencies should help and
E4- Describe the benefits of developing reflective practice within the setting. E5 - Summarise the main principles that underpin work with children. E6- Explain the importance of valuing children’s interests and experience. E7- Collate information about ONE (1) recent initiative and ONE (1) piece of current research which relate to provision for children. D1- Explain the importance of reflective practice for improving your own performance.
Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M. Education Act 1996 Describes the responsibilities schools have for providing for the needs of children with SENs. The Act also requires schools to provide additional resources, equipment and support to meet their needs. Equality Act 2010 This Act sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for all citizens. Codes of Practice: The special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 This outlines government guidelines for policy, procedures and responsibility for children with SENs.
A policy relating to The Children’s Act 1989/2004 could be the Safeguarding linking to child protection. A policy brought in by the ‘Children’s Act 1989/ 2004’ was the ‘Working together to Safeguard Children (1999)’, this policy was brought in to help emphasis the responsibilities of staff towards any child at the risk of being put at risk. The Childcare Act 2006 ‘The Act will help transform childcare and Early Years services in England for generations to come’ - http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk The Childcare act of 2006 was brought in to allow children to have the best start to their childhood. This act also links to ‘Every Child Matters’ framework. Within a childcare setting a childcare
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
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.