Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Outcome 1: Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 The Children’s Act 1989 introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales and remains an important piece of legislation due to its focus on safeguarding children and the duties of local authorities. This Act identified the responsibility of parents and of those who might work with children, ensuring the safety of the child. Its main aims were: * Achieve a balance between protecting children and the rights of parents to challenge state intervention. * Encourage partnership between statutory authorities and parents.
Unit 025 Outcome 1 1.1 Within our own UK home nation there are two main types of legislation that affect the safeguarding of children. These are The Children Act 1989 and The Children Act 2004. The Children Act 1989 was introduced to shake up changes to legislation in England and Wales and to identify the responsibilities of parents and those who work with children to ensure the safety of each individual child. Its main aims were as follows, • To redefine the concept of parental responsibilities. • To reconstruct the framework of the courts, in particular with regard to family proceedings.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Children Act (1989) - Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person. It brings together all previous legislation. Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people. Duty of the LA to investigate concerns of suffering child/young person. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.
Unit 4222-345 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (CYP M3.3) 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation. The legislation, guidelines and policies that affect safeguarding children have come about due to the Children’s Act (1989). This act was updated in 2004 to include the principle of integrated children’s services and to also incorporate the five main principles of Every Child Matters. I will list the main legislations, guidelines and also my workplace’s policies and procedures: Children’s Act (2004) - The Act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children.
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit 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. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. 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 or likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
These bodies now have a duty to safe-guard and promote the welfare of children in relation to all functions relating to the conduct of a school. Children’s Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié at the hands of the people who were supposed to be caring for her resulted in an independent inquiry lead by Lord Laming in 2003. The report led to the Green Paper: Every child matters, which then led onto the Children’s Act 2004 in England and similar Bills and Acts in all four countries in the United Kingdom. The Act includes: Earlier support for families experiencing difficulties. The introduction of local authorities children’s directors with overall responsibility for
Unit 202 Safeguarding the welfare of children & young People. Outcome 1 know about legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children & young people including e-safety. 1:1 ‘Child Act 1989’ This act identifies the responsibilities of the parent, carer and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. It includes 2 important sections which focus on child protection. They are: Section 47 – this states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when they have a reasonable cause to suspect a child who lives or is found in the area is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act (2004). This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
Partnership working and communication between agencies is identified as key in order to identify vulnerable children and to help keep them safe from harm and abuse. The All-Wales Child Protection Procedures were originally written in 2002, and substantially revised in 2008. The children Act 1989 -- was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
This law was first implemented in October 1991. The Children Act 1989 was introduced in order to improve and simplify the existing laws affecting children; the act moved people away from ‘parental rights’ to the ‘right of the child’ but emphasized the co-operation and sharing of parental responsibilities. The key principles I have identified are ‘the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount’ s.1 (1), ‘parental responsibility for children’ s.1 (1) (2) (3), ‘that the child concerned is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’ s.4 (31: 2a), and ‘Provisions of services for children in need, their families and others’ s.3 (17). The first key principle I am going to look at is ‘the child’s welfare shall be the courts paramount’. This is also known as the ‘Paramouncy Principal’.