Tda 2.3 Essay

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TDA 2.3 TDA 2.3-4.1 In a school setting staff need to have some idea about the current legislation and how it affects their work. It is important that staff keep up to date with the legislations as they are constantly under review. The legislations include: Children Act 1989 and 2004 Parents have a right to information about their child unless it is in the interests of the child to withhold that information, for example, if there is an issue with child protection/welfare, neglect etc. The Children Act is aimed to ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount, working with parents to protect the child from harm. The act is intended to strengthen the child’s legal position to give him/her equal rights, feelings and wishes and to ensure children are consulted and kept inform. Outside agencies are also required to work together with the school through sharing information to benefit the child. This includes police, social worker, doctors, psychologist, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and play therapist. Data Protection Act 1998 Schools need a variety of information that helps with the care of a child while they are in that setting. The school can only ask for information which is directly relevant for example health or medical, records from previous school or records for children who have special educational needs. This information is confidential and if this needs to be passed on to others for any reason, parental consent needs to be given which usually involves signing a consent form. The Data Protection Act 1998 is to ensure that confidential information cannot be passed on to others without individuals consent. The principles are: • Be processed fairly and lawfully • To be used only for the purpose for which it was gathered • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive • Not kept for longer than necessary • Secure • Not
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