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.
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
CYPCore33-1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The main points of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004 and the Childcare Act 2006. The Children Act in 1989 set out principles to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significant harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal basis for children’s services set out in the Every Child Matters: Change for Children document. The 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 settings in delivering high quality early education.
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.
The common assessment framework was introduced to identify children's needs. In 2009 the vetting and barring scheme was introduced, anyone working with children and vulnerable adults needs to have their personal information checked to prevent unsuitable people working in these areas. The scheme is now called the disclosure and barring service. In 2010 Working together to safeguard children guidence was published. This is guidence that sets out the duties of organistaions and how the should work together in order
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.
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.
ASSESSMENT PLAN CT 229 - Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Date: 29/3/13 This unit is about safeguarding children and young people. Government has put in place various legislations and mechanisms to protect children and young people from harm . In order to enable them to develop fully, practitioners are obliged to perform their roles in ensuring that the environment, staff and all activities are organised to protect children and young people and support them when there are concerns. This is also done with relevant stakeholders to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved. I would like you to think of the reasons why such systems are in place and different ways by which children and young people can be exposed to harm.
8a 1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nation. Guidance under the Children Act 1989 In England, statutory guidance to help professionals to identify children at risk and on interagency cooperation was first published in 1991. The current version is: Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF) (HM Government, 2013). The guidance sets out: • definitions of child abuse and neglect • what action agencies must take to protect children • roles and responsibilities • requirements for local safeguarding children boards • the process for serious case reviews (conducted after the death or serious injury of a child). Following the death of eight-year old Victoria Climbié in 2000, the Government asked Lord Laming to conduct an inquiry (Laming, 2003) to help decide whether to introduce new legislation and guidance to improve the child protection system in England.