Safeguarding Essay

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Assessment task – CYP 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people ‘Please keep me safe.’ This simple but profoundly important hope is the very minimum upon which every child and young person should be able to depend. Protection of Children in England ‘A progress report 12th March 2009’ Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5. A. An outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Include the following: o Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004, Working together to safeguard children -, A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Discloser and Barring (replacement of CRB from 1.12.12) Local safeguarding Children’s board’s regulations 2006 Tip – Putting the titles of the legislation into the internet search engine will support your research. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (1989) UNCRC This is a treaty of human rights stating all children are to be treated equally. It lists rights that children are entitled to until the age of 17 Within this treaty it includes 40 substantive rights including the right of civil and cultural, economic, social and political, these are covered through children having the right to education and health service and children having the right to grow up in a loving happy environment, no matter of their sex, religion, social origin and where they were born. Enabling them to show and develop their abilities and personalities to achieve their own potential and the right to be protected. The UK government is committed to this legislation with the Department of Education leading this with the responsibility of enforcing the UNCRC The Children Act 1989 This Act was to ensure and

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