Tda 2.2 Essay

1452 WordsJul 15, 20156 Pages
TDA 2.2, 1.1, There are a number of agencies and pieces of legislation regarding the safeguarding and welfare of young people. Safeguarding has only been brought about in the last 50 years it was brought in as a way to protect young people from certain situations. The children act 1989 act makes clear the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of children. There act also includes two very important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the local authority has ‘ a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm’ Section 17 states that services must be put into place to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need’. The Education Act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. The Children Act 2004, which provides the legal framework for every child matters, 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 * Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Schools must always have a policy that includes E-safety, which is the protection of young people whilst they are using the internet. They must also have policies on bullying and cyber bullying. TDA 2.2, 1.3 There are a number of different organisations and agencies involved in the protection and welfare of young people. These agencies include: schools, children’s social care, the police, health professionals and the NSPCC. Schools have a vital role in safeguarding children,

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