Qcf Level 5 Children and Young People 8a

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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. The Government’s response was the Keeping children safe report (DfES, DH and Home Office, 2003) and the Every Child Matters green paper (DfES, 2003), which led to the Children Act 2004. The Government also provides guidance in their document Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013. 2 Evaluate how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. National legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures that affect everyday work with children and young people. Policies must cover the protection of all children and young people under the age of 18 and the content of the policy must be reviewed annually. Every child has the right to be kept safe by the adults who care for them. Before starting a new job I was
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