2.2(1.1) Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Legislation: Children Act 1989/2004 The Children Act 1989 is a piece of legislation intended to ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount. It describes the responsibilities of professionals and parents/carers who must work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and protect the children from harm. The Act contain information about the child’s legal position and to give him/her equal rights. It includes the requirement for services to work more closely, share a database with information relevant to the safety and welfare of children, earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
The Every Child Matters agenda defines what is meant by the ‘well-being’ of children through the five outcomes that schools and teachers aim for every child to reach: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well-being. Working Together to Safeguard Children highlights how organisations, agencies and individuals must work collaboratively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in accordance with the Children Act 1989/2004. It is an updated version of guidance published in 2006 and is split into statutory and non-statutory. What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused 2006 is guidance that provides details about
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 when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering of likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 also 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).
Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 QCF Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People. Assessment Criteria 2.1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The main piece of legislation that covers the guidelines, policies, and procedures in relation to safeguarding of children and young people in England is The Children Act 2004. Its predecessor was The Children Act 1989 which established the principles of safeguarding children with regards to parents and those that work with children. The 2004 Act, laid down a number of legal requirements such as closer working relationships between the agencies e.g.
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
To restructure the framework of the courts in regards to family proceedings. To redefine the concept of parental responsibilities and also to achieve a balance between protecting the child and the rights of parents to challenge state intervention. Then in 2004 The Every Child Matters guidelines were made part of the children,s act this was to ensure that there is a closer working relationship between all authorities,that there,s also a database of all records of children known to all authorities. 1.2. Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people These are designed to prevent risk of harm to children and young people rather than react to them,the term Child Protection is used for policies and procedures which should be followed in suspect cases of harm or abuse.
Caring and safe guarding the children. Clean up at the end of the day. 1.2 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident their child will receive a quality experience that supports their care, learning and development. There are certain standards that all settings and those working within them must comply with, these can include: Minimum National standardsCodes of practice Regulations andNational Occupational StandardsThese standards set out certain values and principles that will help children to develop, thrive and grow.
The current legislation in place is as follows: The Children Act 1989. This Act states that the welfare of a child is predominant in regard to their upbringing. It also outlines the rights, duties and obligations of those with parental responsibility and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. This legislation contains two vital sections. Section 47 states that if a Local Authority suspects a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, from significant harm they have a duty to investigate.
TDA: 2.2 – Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People. Part 1.1 The Children's Act 1989. These acts were introduced in an effort to simplify the laws effecting children. They emphasise the importance of the principle of “paramountcy” which means that a child's welfare is paramount when making and decisions about their upbringing. The Children's Act 2004.