Tda 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. Education Act 2002 This tackles 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. What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2006) These guidelines deal with people working with children and how they can safeguard and promote their welfare – as well as what actions to take if they have concerns. Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) This legislation details the responsibilities of all organisations and people to be aware of, prevent and report hazards, accidents and incidents. Policies All schools should have local policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. In my setting there are the following policies/procedures: * Safeguarding Children – what action to take and who to go to (Child Protection Officer) if you have concerns or if a child makes a disclosure. This policy also describes the code of

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