Supporting Teaching and L: Earning in Schools Level 2 (Tda 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People) Essay

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2.2(1.1) Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Legislation: Children Act 1989/2004 The Children Act 1989 is a piece of legislation intended to ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount. It describes the responsibilities of professionals and parents/carers who must work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and protect the children from harm. The Act contain information about the child’s legal position and to give him/her equal rights. It includes the requirement for services to work more closely, share a database with information relevant to the safety and welfare of children, earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act 2002 It is a piece of legislation aimed to reform education law, raise standards and support new ideas in schools. It sets out the responsibilities of all those working in schools settings so that children are safe and free from harm. Children and Families 2014 The Children and Families Act 2014 is a piece of legislation which improve services for vulnerable children. It says that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. It changes the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, greater help children with special educational needs and disabilities. Policies: Child protection policy The aim of the policy is to safeguard and promote pupils welfare, safety and health. There are four main elements to Child Protection Policy: prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils, safer recruitment procedures ); protection (following procedures, ensuring staff are trained to respond to Child Protection concerns); support (to pupils

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