* Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children. * Participation: that the childrens wishes and feelings should be taken into account so that they can contribute to any decisions which may affect them. * Protection: Children must be protected from serious harm. The local authorities have a duty to investigate any report that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, from serious harm. * Provision: states that services that are necessary to safeguard children shouls be provided.
1.2 2.3 Children should be raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments. Parents or carers who fail to protect or care for their children could be to court and the child be then removed and placed in care. Wider forms of safeguarding also include risk assessments such as providing a safe environment inside and outside a school setting. Adhering to school policies, procedures and legistrations i.e. health and safety, fire drills and missing children.
When relating to the policies that affect the safety and lives of children and young people, these normally focus on guidelines on keeping young people away from dangers and reaffirming their chance of having positive lives. Safeguarding The safeguarding policies put in place by the government define the act of safeguarding as protecting children from mistreatment, preventing impairment of a child’s health and development and taking action to enable children to have the best outcome possible given their circumstances. This benefits all children by given them the right through both government legislation and the morality of the issue. An example of this would be enforcing that all adults of a child or young person based institution, such as a school, are given a criminal record's check. This ensures that anyone working with children has never proven to have a crime that may directly danger a child.
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
It sets out recruitment best practice, some underpinned by legislation, for the school, local authority, and further education education sectors. All schools should protect children and promote their welfare by providing a safe environment for children to learn in. Creating a culture which recognises and understands the importance of safeguarding - including listening to and discussing with children. Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, both at school and at home, and referring immediately any concerns to the local authority children’s social care services. Preventing unsuitable people from working with children.
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.
In England the main current legislations and guidelines that apply are: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2008, Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004,Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, Protection of Children Act 1999,Police Act 1997. Children Act 1989 – This act was brought in to reform and simplify the existing laws protecting children and young people in the UK at the time. It gave children and young people equal rights, feelings and wishes, and that their welfare is paramount. It also made clear that local authorities have a duty to provide services for children in need, their families and others. Children Act 2004 – The Children Act 2004 was brought about following an independent inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié by Lord Laming.
H&S at work Act 1974; States our duty to protect everyone’s, including our own, safety, health and welfare. This includes a school’s duty to make sure staff and volunteers have a DBS check. Children Act 1989; Children should be protected from harm regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children’s health or development * ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. * taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility.
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
What is safeguarding? According to Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2013), safeguarding is referred to as “the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.” (1) Which means that everybody who comes into contact with children whether it be in a professional capacity for example a teacher, a doctor, or a police officer who are legally obligated to care for vulnerable citizens, or in an everyday encounter for example a neighbour or family member is responsible for the protection of children from harm and reporting concerns to the appropriate body. How do we safeguard young people?