It said how local authority should support children and their families. Part 3 of the Children Act 1989 places a duty on local authorities to promote and Safeguard the welfare of children in need in their area. The Act is underpinned by the following principles: * Paramount: this means the childs welfare is paramount in any decisions which affect them and within this their racial, cultural and linguistic needs be considered. * Parental responsibility: states that parents have a responsibility to care for their child physically, emotionally and morally. * Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children.
Assignment 026 Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People Task A Produce briefing notes or a report for an induction presentation aimed at new workers. The purpose of the presentation is to explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people. The presentation needs to cover the following sections. Section 1 The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation for safeguarding children and young people. In England the main current legislations and guidelines that apply are: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2008, Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004,Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, Protection of Children Act 1999,Police Act 1997.
E1 Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989, was implemented on 14 October 1991, it Introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It is concerned with families, fostering, child-minding, and day care provision and schools. The Children act 1989 is particularly important because it emphasises the importance of putting the child first. From reading the act I found that in summary, the Act states that: * What is best for the child must always be the first consideration. * Whenever possible children should be brought up by their own family.
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.
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.
Through the protection policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people, settings which work with children and young people have an important role in the detection and prevention of abuse and neglect. All people working to safeguard children and young people must understand their responsibilities and duties fully as set out in current government legislation, regulations and guidance. The Children Act 1989 made laws about the protection of children and young people more clear and simple to follow in the United Kingdom. This Act was a serious shake up of children’s rights and protection, and outlined the duties and responsibilities of those who worked with children, especially of those in events of allegations of child abuse. The Children Act 2004 came into force for many reasons starting with the unfortunate case of Victoria Climbie, where she died at the hands of her carers.
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.
• The importance of undertaking and updating safeguarding training As a foster carer the protection and safeguarding of CYP is paramount to the work I undertake as a foster carer. There are a number of key pieces of legislation, which set out the framework for all agencies working CYP These are: The Children Act 1989 This Act is the foundation on which the protection of children is based. Of paramount importance thought is the “welfare of the child” In essence this means that the need to protect children comes before everything else and this principle needs to be at the forefront of all work with CYP as the protection of children from abuse overrides all other considerations (including confidentiality) The outstanding points of the Act which I am familiar with are:- Section 17 (1) It shall be the general duty of every local authority (a) To safeguard and promote the welfacre of children within their area who are in need: and (b) So far as is consistent with that duty, to promote the upbringing of such children by their families, by providing a range and level of services appropriate to those children’s needs
1.1 Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people We write our settings policies and procedures based on current legislation and guidelines. The Children Act 1989 was put in place to ensure that children are safeguarded and protected from harm and their welfare is paramount. It outlines the fact that children have their own rights and parents have responsibilities to their children instead of rights over them. It recognised that children have a right to be protected from harm, a right to be listened to and a right to live with parents if it is safe for them. The Protection of Children Act 1999 gave a definition to significant harm.
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK HOME NATION affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. It also involves protecting children and young people from maltreatment and preventing impairment of a child’s health and development by ensuring children are raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.