The legislation to protect children from adults who pose a risk are: Sex Offenders Act 1997 Better known as the sex offenders register and anyone on it have to notify the police of any changing of names and addresses. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 Updated to include grooming, abuse or position of trust, trafficking and it covers offences committed by UK citizens whilst abroad. The Domestic Violence, Crime And Victims Act 2004 It is an offence to cause or allowing the death of a child or a vulnerable adult. The Serious Organised Crime And Police Act 2005 This act set up the framework for UK-wide child exploitation and online protection centre to be created. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 This allows vetting staff and barring people who are unsuitable to work with children across the UK.
Unit 516 Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector) Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people. O1.1 The Children’s Act of 1984 and subsequently 2004 highlighted the obligations of professionals working with children to report suspected abuse. Following some serious incidents most notably the death of Victoria Climbie in 2000, a public inquiry was set up to address the failure of the law to uphold the protection of vulnerable children. As a result of the inquiry carried out by Lord Laming into Victoria death, major changes in child protection policies came about. The Every Child Matters initiative was launched in 2003 by the government and has become one of the most far-reaching policy initiatives to be released in the ten years.
Children & Family Act:- 2014 Encourages 'fostering for adoption' as well as allows young people to stay with foster family until they are 21, if both are happy to do so. Education Act :- 2009 & 2011 Made changes to provisions on school discipline & restricts the allowances of allegations made against teachers, giving them the power to search young people if necessary. Race Relations Act:- 1976 Makes it illegal for child care workers and schools to treat children differently or segregate children based on their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, meaning people who safeguard children or young people have to treat everyone the same. Organisations Involved When Child or Young Person Is Abused Social Services Social Services get involved with a child being abused via a referrals from nursery management or schools, depending on the age of the child. They contact the family, arrange a meeting and inspect the examine they
English 102 / Synthesis Activity Synthesis Activity Cyberbullying matters because it’s detrimental to youth in American society and it needs to be stopped but where does the responsibility to stop cyber bullying fall? Do parents have a duty to take responsibility or should schools and government and lawmakers take responsibility? This essay will discuss who has the responsibility to stop cyber bullying. Should parents spy on their kids to see if they are being cyber bullied? Parents do have the responsibility to prevent cyber bullying because they provide technology to their kids and have the responsibility to make sure that the technology they provide to their children is being used properly and safely.
At the same time a standardised approach to assessing children's needs, the Common Assessment Framework, was introduced with new procedures for initial and core assessments and reviews. Unfortunately, this has contributed to making the detection of 'possible risk of significant harm' more difficult. Many social workers no longer feel confident about making balanced judgements in complex safeguarding situations. Furthermore, one of the key principles of the 2004 Act that 'safeguarding is everyone's responsibility' has allowed social workers to deny their own responsibility for child protection work. This has been compounded by the abolition of the child protection register, an important social work tool for working with children at risk.
Outcome 1 Understanding the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. • Introduction. The government has defined the term safeguarding as "The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life choices and enter adulthood successfully. " • Media reports have frequently highlighted the need for proper safeguarding of children and young people. For example in the case of an 8 year old girl Victoria Climbié in England in 2000 whereupon her torture and death at the hands of her guardians led to a public enquiry and produced huge changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom.
The intent of the act is to stabilize Indian families by reducing the number of Indian children removed and placed in non-indian adoptive and foster homes. The act established minimum federal standards for the removal of Indian children and outlines procedures that aid in their placement in homes reflecting Indian culture as well as establishing programs within tribal systems to prevent the removal of Indian children from their homes. Child Abuse is the worst thing a child can go through, not only on the flesh, but also on the entire structure of the mind. (Coles, 1991.) Child Abuse has become a major worldwide issue that can no longer be ignored.
Research reveals that balanced against the benefits that might derive from the end of a parents’ conflicted marriage, children often pay the price of a significantly reduced standard of living, emotional pain, and the loss of important parenting relationships in the immediate aftermath of divorce. Research also finds that many factors cause unnecessary stressors in children’s lives post-divorce such as the frequency of their parents fights and the damage it creates in between the child and the noncustodial parent. No one will ever really know all of the effects a divorce has on children, but many researchers have found that divorce definitely affects children in all kinds of ways. The Effects of Divorce on Children Although divorce has become a common experience, the effects that divorce has on children is not common. To understand the post-divorce family you must begin with the consequences it has on family, but for many reasons America’s greatest concern is that of the children.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children. Current legislation is the result of the Children Act 1989 which was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Following the death of Victoria Climbie in 2000 an independent inquiry highlighted many problems with how reports of neglect and child abuse were dealt with and found that vulnerable people in society were not being safeguarded. The learning report led to the governments Every Child Matters (ECM) paper and the Children Act 2004. The ECM paper is aimed at ensuring every child should be helped to have positive outcomes in life.
These bodies now have a duty to safe-guard and promote the welfare of children in relation to all functions relating to the conduct of a school. Children’s Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié at the hands of the people who were supposed to be caring for her resulted in an independent inquiry lead by Lord Laming in 2003. The report led to the Green Paper: Every child matters, which then led onto the Children’s Act 2004 in England and similar Bills and Acts in all four countries in the United Kingdom. The Act includes: Earlier support for families experiencing difficulties. The introduction of local authorities children’s directors with overall responsibility for