Safe Guarding Essay

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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. Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming a integrated service A common assessment of children’s needs A shared data base of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems E- safety council - set up guidelines for the safe use of the internet and other technology in order to protect children and young people from harm Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people Doctor/ Hospital - doctor’s are usually the first person of call for their patients, and usually are first to pick up possible signs of physical abuse when examining a child or young person at their surgery. Social services - Social services have a duty to support vulnerable families. They must
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