Nvq Level 3sstls

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September 2014 Janice Munden – Heathfarm School – Level 3 SSTLS Unit 11 : Section 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 C/YP The key pieces of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are The Children’s Act 1989 : Children’s Act 2004, Childcare Act 2006 and others. I have listed several below. 1. Children’s Act 1989 – sets out principals to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significate harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. 2. Children’s Act 2004 – provides the legal basis for children’s services set out in the Every Child Matters change of children documents Section 11 of this Act sets out the key functions that our setting has to achieve in carrying daily activities with the children to maximise their opportunities and minimise the risks. 3. Childcare Act 2006 - is the first piece of legislation that is primarily concerned with early years and childcare and introduces the, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which supports the delivery of high quality integration in early education. 4. Working together to Safeguard Children 2010 – applies to those working in education, health and social services as well as the police and probation services. 5. Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families 2000 – provides a systemic framework to help professionals identify C/YP in need and access’s the best way to support them and their families. 6. Common Assessment Framework (CAF) Exists to support C/YP and their families with timely help and advice for a brief period. My setting is responsible for the welfare and well-being of C/YP in our care. In order to
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