| 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Children’s Act 1989:This Act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two sections which focus mainly on child protection. It 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 any harm. It also 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: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’s Act 2004This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people The Children Act 1989. Local authorities, courts and parents, together with other agencies in the UK have duties to ensure children and young people are safeguarded and to promote their welfare. Any delays in the system when a child’s welfare is at risk will have a detrimental impact on their wellbeing. The child’s welfare is vital. It is important that children are listened to and their wishes are taken into account alongside physical and emotional needs, age, sex, background and circumstances.
‘Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them’. (Article 19 UNICEF Rights of a Child) Everyone has a responsibility to take action if they are worried about a child’s welfare. The All Wales Child Protection Procedures are an essential part of the wider agenda of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the 22 Local Safeguarding Children Boards across Wales.
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 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them. Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, managers and all those working in nurseries to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters.
The main purpose of this Law is to improve, in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (except Sark) the rules in relation to children and their families. Precautions are made to ensure all the children’s adequate needs are met and to support Parents, Families and others caring for or working with children. Giving specific guidelines to follow for the protection of all children. This enables everyone involved with children the guidance of duties of care, powers and rights and sets out specific objectives for the care of every young person under 18 years. At St Sampson’s High school I feel our most important Policy relating to The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 is ‘The Child Protection Policy’ There are 4 Purposes within this policy.
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
CYPOP5-6.3 Outline regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare The Department of Education published the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, in which Section 3 outlines the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. You must have a safeguarding policy in place which must be regularly reviewed and the policy must be shared with parents. The legal framework for Child Protection is determined by the Children Act 1989. Local policy and guidance in Child Protection is the responsibility of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, established by the Children Act 2004. All agencies and workers involved in providing services to children have an obligation under Section 11 Children Act 2004 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Safeguarding is a concept which is used to protect children in public care from harm. This concept covers all agencies and services when working with young people and families. Each individual that comes into contact with children and families in a working role have a duty to promote the welfare of children and also protect them from harm. All agencies must ensure that any potential harm to any child’s welfare is kept to a minimum. If a concern is identified, caregivers must take all appropriate action to address these concerns whilst working to set policies and procedures.
EYMP3: Promote children’s welfare and wellbeing in the early years. 1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early year’s framework. In a work place everyone should safeguard and promote children’s welfare. We need to make sure we take necessary steps to ensure it. We must promote good health of all children within our care and take steps to prevent the spread of any possible infections and make sure we take appropriate action when child is ill. Child protection should be one of the most important parts of working with children.
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 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 * a shared database of information