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.
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 when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering of likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. The Education Act (2002).
Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People 1.1: Children's Act 1989: This Act states the responsibilities of parents and professionals, who should ensure the safety of the child. Local authorities have the duty to ensure the safety and welfare of children, and have a legal requirement to investigate cases in which they believe a child is suffering from significant harm. They are also required to have services within the area which promotes the safety and welfare of children in need. Education Act 2002: Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers, and those working within schools, have a responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes.
Karen Hill Unit 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with children and young people 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity At The Meadows Community Primary School there are a range of policies which set out guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take into account the rights of all individuals and groups within the school. Policies must also pay regard to the values and practice which are apart of all aspects of school life. It is important for myself to understand relevant legislation and it’s purpose, as this will help me in my role as a teaching assistant and make me aware of my responsibilities.
An analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people including, but not limited to: National and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding that affect a practitioner’s day to day work relating to; Childcare practice The Education Act 2002 poses a duty on education authorities to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people. This affects my day to day work as I must be aware of the child protection procedures at all times, such as how to spot the signs of abuse, how and who to report my concerns, how to maintain a safe school environment, be aware of the health and safety of children and to be able to undertake any training required of me. Child Protection policies and procedures for safeguarding states that all employees, volunteers and students should be properly vetted, which includes checks into the eligibility and the suitability, and that crb checks should be carried out. a crb check will make sure I didn’t have any criminal convictions or to check my suitability to work with children and young people then I would not be allowed to work in my setting. Risk assessment Risk assessments are an important factor in safeguarding children and in my day to day work, before carrying out any activity with children and young people I am required through my setting policies and procedures to carry out a risk assessment first to make sure all involved is safe, for example, if I were to plan an activity, such as an art and craft activity I would need to risk assess the potential danger of scissors, small objects, i.e beads and amend my plan accordingly to suit each individual.
1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. 2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding children and young people 3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. Safeguarding use to be known as child protection, it is described as a much broader range of how practitioners working with children should act when dealing with child protection issues. By safeguarding a child or young person, we are ensuring that they have the right and opportunity to achieve their full potential. That they are protected from any physical harm, including sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and even exploitation from anyone, including professionals
A system of rewards and sanctions should be used to support the code of conduct. Positive behaviour and regular attendance should not be taken for granted. They should be actively encouraged and reinforced. The Children Act (1989) and (2004) The children act 1989 established that care works should see the needs of the child as paramount when making any decision that affect a child's welfare. Local authorities are required to provide services that meet the needs of children who are identified as being at risk.
The Vetting and barring scheme was introduced in October 2009 to prevent unsuitable people working with children. Protecting children is paramount however safeguarding and child protection in the wider concept also aims to ensure that children are kept safe from accidents, do not become missing children, are protected from crime and bullying and are encouraged to develop in a healthy and safe environment. National and local policies, guidelines and procedures for safeguarding children affect day to day work by highlighting lines of responsibility. They encourage agencies to work together for the benefit of children and to provide clear guidance on risk assessments, outings, health and safety and contact with children. It is also essential that children have their voice heard and are involved in making decisions about their environment.
The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families. However, if this is not possible the Act makes provisions for times when parents and families do not cooperate with statutory bodies. The Education Act 2002 This Act sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authority [LEAs], governing bodies, head teachers and all others working in schools to ensure that children and young people are safe and free from harm. The aim of this Act is to place the education services for making child protection arrangements on a statutory footing and to further safe-guard against child abuse in any form. 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.
Roles and Responsibilities 3 INTRODUCTION 3.1 Although parents have the primary responsibility for safeguarding their children, statutory and voluntary agencies, relatives, friends and neighbours also have responsibilities. Everyone can help to safeguard children if they are alert to children’s needs, and willing and able to act if they have concerns about their welfare. This chapter describes the roles and responsibilities of agencies, professionals, and the community, in child protection. Awareness and appreciation of each other’s roles is essential for effective co-operation. Joint working should extend across the planning, management, provision and delivery of services.