Introduction to the Duty of Care We can explain as a anyone who works in a child care has a duty to keep children safe. Our duty to look after them because childrens are vulnerable in someway , this are most likely ,their age , state of health ,social circumstances or other factors. Also our duty to the child physical and mental well being ensured. Providing care and support for a child within the law and also within policies , procedures.It is all about avoiding abuse and injury . ( Describe how the duty of care affects your own work role) My role to the duty of care ,i have to raise any concern about any aspect of my work .
QUESTION :1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines,policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including E safety. ANSWER: 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 responsibilitys and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Following the death of Victoria Climbie in the year 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 Laming report led to the governments Every Child Matters paper and The Children Act 2004. The Every Child Matters paper is aimed at ensuring every child should be helped to have positive outcomes in life .They should: stay safe, enjoy and achieve,have economic well being and make a positive contribution.
H&S at work Act 1974; States our duty to protect everyone’s, including our own, safety, health and welfare. This includes a school’s duty to make sure staff and volunteers have a DBS check. Children Act 1989; Children should be protected from harm regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children’s health or development * ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. * taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility.
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.
Children’s Act 1989 This act identifies the responsibilities for parents and professionals to ensure the safety of children. This act includes two very important sections, which are: Section 47: A Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable course to suspect a child is suffering or likely to suffer, significant harm. Also when South Tyneside Local Authority receives an enquiry they have 15 working days to act upon it. Section 17 A 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.
For example, although psychologists or any professional must maintain client confidentiality, they may break this confidentiality if a client reports that a child is being abused. Medical practitioners, psychologists, police officers, social workers, welfare workers, teachers, and principals are all mandatory reporters. Several states have broadened the list of mandatory reporters to any person suspecting abuse (Healthyplace.com, 2000). When a report of abuse is disclosed to a person there is a legal responsibility to report the abuse to proper authorities such as the police or Child Protective Services. Scenario: Jane Doe is a wife and mother of three children.
1. Outline current policies and legislation relating to children and how these affect your practice. There are many policies and legislations relating to safeguarding children. The following affect my practice in the school setting: The Children Act 1989 This Act states that the welfare of a child and any decisions made regarding their upbringing are of paramount importance, parental responsibilities along with the duties of the local authorities and the courts are made clear. The Act states that the wishes and feelings of a child must be taken into consideration at all times and that and Order must only be made if this is better for the child than making no Order at all.
Assingment 1 1.1 Childcare Legislation 21/09/11 CHILDCARE LEGISLATION Comment and answer questions on the main childcare acts: 1)Children act 1989 This was introduced as an act to reform the law relating to children, and as a summarised Uk interpretation of the 1989 UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) It includes guidance and provisions for local authority services when dealing with children/young people in need and others. The act main line is that "The best interest of the child should be paramount", and gives rights to children for example: the right to being protected, the right to have their own background circumstances (i.e. age,sex,race,religion,culture) taken into account when dealing wiht them, the right to be listened to & the right to education. It makes clear that the parents have responsabilities for their children rather than rights over them. It regulates the functions & provides guidance for prospective fosters/adopted parents, child minders and day care for children and young peopole.
Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety Children Act 1989 This Act identifi es the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus specifi cally on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suff ering, or likely to suff er, signifi cant 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.
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.