Safeguarding Essay

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Truro and Penwith College Community Learning & Workforce Development Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people - Assignment 025 Name of learner: Outcome 1 - Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety 1. Identify and summarise three current pieces of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people's welfare (1.1) Children's act 1989 A government act that was much needed at the time, resulting in all staff/people working with y/p having clearly defined duties and responsibilities. The act looked at the laws that were already in place and made them much simpler, and transparent. The aim was to predominantly protect children. Children's act 2004 A further government act, recognising children's services were not working together efficiently, and effectively to protect and safeguard y/p. Several changes came out of the children's act including CAF, common assessment framework, LCSB, local children's safe boarding board, the outcomes of 'every child matters', the introduction of Directors of local children’s services (in social and education). There was a huge emphasis put on communication of multi-agency working and the communication improving. The vetting and barring scheme A new scheme looking at all people who work with y/p, on a voluntary and paid basis, in all industries. Having looked at the workers, or future workers, past history the Independent Safeguarding Authority had the power to stop unsuitable people from working with y/p and with vulnerable adults. Assignment 026-Safeguarding Page 1 2. Explain what is meant by the term 'child protection' and how this sits within the wider concept of safeguarding (1.2) Child protection is
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