It is important that care givers follow this as if a child comes to harm or has suffered neglect the caregiver could face legal action. The children’s act (2004) is the piece of legislation that outlines the national framework for delivering children’s services and created the Every Child Matters five outcomes for children/young people which all professionals must work towards. Framework for assessment for children in need and their families is a policy to protect children from all types of harm and ensure that their development needs are responded to appropriately, a framework has been developed to provide a systematic way of analysing, understanding, and recording what is happening to children/young people within their families
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.
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
Safeguarding Safeguarding is a term for the protection of people with a strong emphasis on prevention. when this refers to children many organisations could be involved within that process such as schools, social workers, GP and other medical or therapeutic services. All these may be needed to ensure the child's well-being and be a long-term help to the whole family. Safeguarding is important as it means all adults working with children have a responsibility to protect children from harm, we should always report our concerns so that the appropriate action can be taken and the right agencies involved to help resolve the issue raised. Dwelling on and ignoring our concerns only increases the risk to the child.
Through the protection policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people, settings which work with children and young people have an important role in the detection and prevention of abuse and neglect. All people working to safeguard children and young people must understand their responsibilities and duties fully as set out in current government legislation, regulations and guidance. The Children Act 1989 made laws about the protection of children and young people more clear and simple to follow in the United Kingdom. This Act was a serious shake up of children’s rights and protection, and outlined the duties and responsibilities of those who worked with children, especially of those in events of allegations of child abuse. The Children Act 2004 came into force for many reasons starting with the unfortunate case of Victoria Climbie, where she died at the hands of her carers.
Since the introduction of the Children’s act 1989 the Uks policy for looked after children has concentrated on the stability and quality of the placements offered to them, and improving educational and health and other outcomes to improve their life chances. Priority areas that will be looked at are Attachments outcomes: Children entering the care system may have been abused or neglected they may have witnessed domestic violence, substance misuse, poverty, loss of a parent or inadequate parenting. They may display challenging and aggressive behaviour either before being taken into care or as a result of being taken into
This includes any employer whose staff work with children or vulnerable adults. CRB checks are usually funded for by the employers as part of a pre-employment check. This allows employers to check an individual’s police records and in relevant cases check information held by the independent safeguarding Authority (ISA) http://www.crb.homeoffice.gov.uk The Independent Safeguarding Authority’s (ISA) The ISA has been made to ensure unsuitable people can’t work with children or vulnerable adults. They were working on implementing a vetting & barring scheme but this is currently under review by the new coalition
CHILDCARE LEGISLATIONS 1 Children’s Act 1989 The children’s act 1989 safeguards your rights to receive assessments if needed to ensure a child has a reasonable standard of health and development and also an assessment would take into consideration health social care and educational needs. The act was a definite shake up of children’s rights and protection for everyone to work together who works with children for the safety and safeguarding against any form of abuse and to take action if a child is at risk also the act stated that a child would be consulted and would have a say before final decisions were made. In my setting I work with the parents and schools and if there is any problems we work things out together as a team .The children in my setting are never
The Act sought to emphasize the importance of inter-agency work and cooperation in meeting the needs of children and to ensure that children’s views are ascertained and represented, improve outcomes for all children, as well of those defined as “in need” under the Children Act 1989, by focusing services more effectively around the needs of children, young people and families. The laming Report following the death of Victoria Climbie was highly critical of the way the case was handled and made 108 recommendations to overhaul child protection in the UK. As a result The Every Child matters guidelines, led to this
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK HOME NATION affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. It also involves protecting children and young people from maltreatment and preventing impairment of a child’s health and development by ensuring children are raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.