Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible.
The 2004 Act, laid down a number of legal requirements such as closer working relationships between the agencies e.g. schools, welfare services and health care professionals, and led to the introduction of the Every Child Matters framework the aims of which included to help implement the Act. This framework set out guidelines and stipulated that every child should be given the support to: • Be healthy, • Stay safe, • Enjoy and achieve, • Make a positive contribution • Achieve economic well-being. However, in April 2013 the new Working together to safeguard children guidance was implemented which unified previous guidance papers and legislation to clarify the obligations of professionals towards safeguarding children. It replaced Working together to safeguard children (2010) Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families (2000), and Statutory guidance on arranging to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 (2007).
Unit 2.5 4.1 The main statues are: • The Convention on the rights of the Child (1989) • The Education Act (1981), (1993) and (1996) • The Children Act (1989) and (2004) • The Equality Act (2006) • The Care Standards (2000) • The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001) • The Race Relations Act (1976) and amendment (2000) • The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and (2005) • The Public Order Act • The Religious Hatred Act 4.2 All these laws influence the rights of individuals. Every early years, childcare and educational organisation needs to have policies and practices that put these laws into action: Codes of practice- Codes of practice provide guidance and rules on ways of implementing legislation and good behaviour. The purpose of the code should be to promote positive behaviour, so rules should be expressed in positive terms. The code should outline the schools expectations for pupil behaviour in the classroom and around the school. A system of rewards and sanctions should be used to support the code of conduct.
The LEA have a closer role to the schools and the community. They are also responsible for; Training and development Tackling health inequalities Discipling the staff (depending on how serious the matter is) National government.National government are responsible for devising policies and the curriculum. Then ensuring that they are implemented. Their role is to enhance the opportunities and experiences for the children and the staff working with them by focusing on giving extra support for the more vulnerable children in England, to make sure they all receive the same level of education and equal opportunities . As well as setting the policy the National Government look into ways of maintaining the quality of the services for children under the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.
Unit 4222-345 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People. Outcome 1 Understand the main legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 345.1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in England and Wales are a result of the Children Act 1989 and in Northern Island of the Children (Northern Island) Order 1995. The Children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools and other organisations to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services. Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school, eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Makes it unlawful for education providers to discriminate against special educational need or disability.
1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Current legislation in place for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are Children Act (1989 and 2004), Every Child Matters Framework, Health & Safety at Work Act, Education Act 2002 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006 and 2010). This legislation’s are in place to help safeguard children and young people and to try to prevent abuse. This Act includes two important parts, which states that the local authority has a duty to investigate when “they have reasonable cause to suspect harm to a child and that services must be put in place to protect such children. The Education Act sets out the responsibilities Children’s Act 1989 This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of a child.
Norfolk Adult Education C&G 5329- LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING Assignment 1. Unit 333 Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as *Protecting children from maltreatment. *Preventing impairment of children’s health or development. *Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare.
TDA 2.4: Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Child Act 1989 - This allocated duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. It centres on the idea that children are best cared for within their own families; however, it also makes provisions for instances when parents and families do not co-operate with statutory bodies.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people 1.2 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people The main legislation relating to safeguarding children started with the Children Act 1989 (England and Wales). The aim of the Act was to make sure the welfare of the child came first, working together with parents to help protect the child from harm, and to strengthen the child’s legal standing so as to give them equal rights, feelings and wishes and to ensure they were consulted and kept informed. It also aimed to clarify the duties of whoever worked with children, so they would be more effective when working together in the event of allegations of child abuse. The Every Child Matters (ECM) initiative came about in 2003, largely due to the Laming Report, an independent inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié at the hands of her carers, which highlighted the inadequate approach to protecting children in our society. Its main aims, which draw on the outcomes of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), are that for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to; i. Statutory Framework of the Revised EYFS Statutory Framework of the Revised EYFS Be Healthy – Enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle ii.