The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body. It is to ensure that these people do everything in their power to keep children safe and free from harm. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) – This 54 article document, sets out the rights and freedom of all children. In particular article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’. Schools must also develop their own safeguarding policies which ensure the safety, security and
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).
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.
NICOLA ITHELL UNIT 202 outcome 1 1.1 Current legislation, guidelines,Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are :- The All Wales Child Protection Procedures 2002/2008 are an essential part of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the Local and Regional Safeguarding Children Boards across Wales. They outline the framework for determining how individual child protection referrals, actions and plans are made and carried out. They are based on the principle that the protection of children from harm is the responsibility of all individuals and agencies working with children and families, and with adults who may pose a risk to children. 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.
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.
Children have rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’. Those countries which signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each other. Children Act 1989 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. 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.
Unit 3: supporting children E1 A children’s centre is reviewing the policies and procedures which will promote children’s health and welfare as well as their development. · Human Rights Act 2000 · United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 · Children Act 1989 · Children Act 2004 · Child Care Act 2006 E2 What does ‘working practices’ mean? Working practices means the rules that are placed in order to care for and support children that attend a setting you work at. These rules are legal legislations that must be followed by members of staff in the setting. Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do.
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.
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.
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.