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.
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.
Unit 025 Outcome 1 1.1 Within our own UK home nation there are two main types of legislation that affect the safeguarding of children. These are The Children Act 1989 and The Children Act 2004. The Children Act 1989 was introduced to shake up changes to legislation in England and Wales and to identify the responsibilities of parents and those who work with children to ensure the safety of each individual child. Its main aims were as follows, • To redefine the concept of parental responsibilities. • To reconstruct the framework of the courts, in particular with regard to family proceedings.
I have included my own Safeguarding Children’s Policy and plan to update this when I have done this assignment if needed. There are many obstacles we have to face whilst working with multi agencies therefore I will discuss some of these points, including the importance of parent partnership. I have learnt all about the Common Assessment Framework for children and young people (CAF) and I will include my findings along with how and why a serious case review would take place. Lastly I will reflect on my own role as a professional to see what improvements I can make to my skills to help deal with situations that may arise. 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.
CYP 3.3 - Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Children Act 1989, this act aimed to simplify the laws that protected children and young people in the UK. This act made it clear to all who worked with children what their duties were and how they should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. England and Wales produced separates documents – Working together to safeguarding Children (1999) – which emphasised the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. Policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in England and Wales are the result of the Children Act 1989. The children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales.
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 a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs ● shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of
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. Children’s Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié at the hands of the people who were supposed to be caring for her resulted in an independent inquiry lead by Lord Laming in 2003. The report led to the Green Paper: Every child matters, which then led onto the Children’s Act 2004 in England and similar Bills and Acts in all four countries in the United Kingdom. The Act includes: Earlier support for families experiencing difficulties. The introduction of local authorities children’s directors with overall responsibility for
Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
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.
The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings 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 requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.