Unit 202 Safeguarding the welfare of children & young People. Outcome 1 know about legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children & young people including e-safety. 1:1 ‘Child Act 1989’ This act identifies the responsibilities of the parent, carer and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. It includes 2 important sections which focus on child protection. They are: Section 47 – this states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when they have a reasonable cause to suspect a child who lives or is found in the area is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
I am hoping by the end of this assignment to have a secure understanding of different types of abuse, how to identify it and what the next steps would be to prevent child abuse continuing. Safeguarding can be defined as keeping children safe from harm, giving parents the skills they need to bring the children up in a safe environment. Child protection and safeguarding are very similar, but child protection
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).
Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the 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 an integrated service. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 - This sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people.
Schools should be able to make children aware of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, as this will also have a positive impact on their development. Any professional working with children or young people is responsible for the care and well-being of those children. When parents/carers leave their children with us, they must feel assurance and trust that we have the best interest of their child and will protect them from harm. We as professionals have a duty to care for all their needs, be it, physically and emotionally all their needs must be supported, so that they can have a positive development. A child or young person has the need to feel safe in their learning environment in order to be able to develop and achieve at an early age.
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.
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.
Partnership working and communication between agencies is identified as key in order to identify vulnerable children and to help keep them safe from harm and abuse. The All-Wales Child Protection Procedures were originally written in 2002, and substantially revised in 2008. The children Act 1989 -- was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. 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.
Safe-guarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 Procedures and policies for safe-guarding and child protection in settings for young people and children in England and Wales are the result of parliament passing legislation. I have listed below some legislation that has been passed in England to protect and safe-guard our children and young people. The Children’s Act 1989 [England and Wales] This Act allocated duties to local authorities, parents, courts and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure all children are safe-guarded and their welfare is promoted. The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families.