Q1. (1.1) Outline Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures Within Own Uk Home Nation Affecting the Safeguarding of Children and Young People.

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Unit 3 Q1. (1.1) Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Current legislation promotes children’s welfare and puts measures into place for the protection of children and young people. The laws emphasise the importance of safety and safeguarding children and young people under the age of 18. The policies and procedures are statements of intent to commit to child protection, there are guidelines set out on what to do in circumstances of abuse, with clear responsibilities of the care giver and a system for recording the information. The 1989 children’s act emphasises that children and young people’s welfare is paramount. However by 2003 it became apparent that there were serious failings and services were not working together efficiently to identify vulnerable children and young people. In 2004 the children’s act was revised to include: that all agencies and services need to work together to minimise risks of children and young people’s welfare further, that safety and protection cannot be achieved by one single agency alone. All services play their part and everyone must understand and acknowledge the importance of responsibility to the child. There are a number of recommendations made to the 2004 act. Every Child Matters is used as a guidance. Every child matters has five outcomes: staying safe, be healthy, enjoying and achieving, positive contributions and economic wellbeing. These are guidelines set out to help children and young people achieve more. The children’s act 2004 is dedicated to improving the every child matters outcomes. The 2004 act brought in the integration of children’s services and the introduction of children’s directors responsible for local authority education and children’s social services. The establishment of local

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