Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is under taken to protect specific children who are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to promote children from harm is reduced. 1.2 2.3 Children should be raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.
Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 Children’s Act 1989 Children’s Act 2004 Government strategy for SEN 2004 Code of practice to promote race equality 2002 Every Child Matters 2005 School Policies, safe guarding G&T, SEN diversity, bullying. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participate and equality access. All children have the right to a varied and balanced education. This also must be supported by a high quality of teaching and learning experiences.
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.
Local authorities are required to provide services that meet the needs of children who are identified as being at risk. The goal of the 2002 act was to improve the lives of all children who receive informal or professional care. It covers all services that children might use such as school, day care and children's homes. The Convention on the rights of the child (1989) This convention introduced rights for
A Better Education for children in care 2003 The government’s long term policy objective is to ensure that every child in care is able to fulfil his or her potential. In order to do this children need: *Greater stability *Help with schoolwork *More help from home to support schoolwork *Improved health and wellbeing.-with teachers, social care staff, health workers and carers all working together in the interests of the child. Leaving Care Act 2000 The Children Leaving Care Act 2000 introduced new requirements on local authorities to plan for looked after children so that they have the support they need as they make the transition from care to adulthood. The main purpose of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 is to improve the life chances of young people living in and leaving local authority care. Its main aims are: to delay young people’s discharge from care until they are prepared and ready to leave, to improve the assessment, preparation and planning for leaving care, to provide better personal support for young people
(c)Enhanced disclosure with Barred List Check. Schools must also ensure that any adults (including cleaners and caretakers) or volunteers in the workplace do not have unsupervised access to children unless they have been DBS checked. Schools need to ensure that they provide children and young people with a happy safe environment to learn and develop, with trusted and supportive adults. Practitioners need to actively promote the well-being and welfare of every child. This includes providing a wide range of activities to promote development through play as well as formal learning.
It said how local authority should support children and their families. Part 3 of the Children Act 1989 places a duty on local authorities to promote and Safeguard the welfare of children in need in their area. The Act is underpinned by the following principles: * Paramount: this means the childs welfare is paramount in any decisions which affect them and within this their racial, cultural and linguistic needs be considered. * Parental responsibility: states that parents have a responsibility to care for their child physically, emotionally and morally. * Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children.
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
(M1) Discuss how policies and procedures help children and their families. A set of policies are principles, rules and guidelines formulated by an organization to reach and maintain a set of long term goals. These are normally published or placed in another form that allows for them to be wildly accessible to other organizations that will then also adopt them. By following the procedures of the policies will ensure that a point of view is held and will result in understandable steps to follow that view. 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.
This approach is also a very important part of the government framework of Every Child Matters which states that we should be working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children in our care. The Early years foundation stage, states that different professionals working together will help to improve outcomes for children both in their learning and development. So by sharing records or observations of a child by a professional such as a speech or language therapist may contribute to further assessment. Inclusion is an important