In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
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
This has been introduced by the government to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. This includes the rights to employment, to buy a house, to be treated as people with needs and wants that they should be encouraged to tell others about. Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2005). The Mental Capacity Act was introduced as a means of ensuring that everyone should be treated as able to make their own decisions until it is shown that they cannot. A lack of capacity could be because of a severe learning disability, dementia, mental health problems, a brain injury or a stroke.
4 The legal responsibility of the school to the duty of care and the welfare of the child is that in the setting they will have their own set of policies and procedures in place which will be in line with legislation to ensure the safeguarding of children. The school will also follow the legal acts that are in place which are; The Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989 is designed to help keep children safe and well and if necessary, help a child to live with their family by providing services appropriate to the child’s needs. This act brought about major reform in the law relating to children. There was national recognition that the old system was not working so The Children Act 1989 was passed. The Children Act 1989 covers the following: Reforms the law relating to children Makes provision for local authority services for children in need and others Amends the law with respect to children’s homes, community home, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations Makes provision with respect to fostering, child minding and day care for young children and adoption, and for connected purposes.
CYP 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. 3.3.1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Children Act 1989 This act regards the welfare of children in England and Wales, ensuring the welfare of children is paramount. It shows the responsibility of parents and of those working with children to ensure their safety.
TDA 2.4 Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people Legislation: Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Schools must draw up a Disability Equality Scheme and access plan. Schools must promote participation in all areas of school life and stop bulling and discrimination. Special Educational Needs Act 2001 This Act makes it illegal to discriminate against pupils with SENs or a disability. Race Relations Act 2000 This Act explains the duties of schools and organisations to promote equality of races. Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M.
However, some parents and families do not co-operate with statutory settings. This forces the Children Act 1989 to come into place and set policies with families to create the best outcomes for all children and young people. Another law the influences the working practice in a setting is the Equality Act 2010. this act ensures that nobody is allowed to be treated unfairly for things such as age, gender, disability. When practitioners are working in a childcare setting it is vital that E3. In a childcare setting there are many policies and procedures put in place to safeguard children from danger and harm.
Unit 3: Equality and Diversity in Work with Children and Young People In this essay I am going to identify and describe how prejudice and discrimination impact on individuals and groups in school settings, by researching the current legislations, policies and procedures that are in place for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. I have thought about how our own attitude and behaviour impacts on the children and young people we work with and how important it is to promote anti-discriminatory practice whilst working 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 When protecting children (and staff) from discrimination there are various different legislations and codes of practice relating to equality and diversity; * Disability Discrimination Act 1995 protects the rights of people with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services.
Different approaches, manners and stratagems are applied in order to ensure that people are not secluded or excluded. One must be aware of each individual different needs and sustaining the wellbeing and confidence in their talent. One must ensure the achievement and full potential in the community. Inclusion in early years is important because it promotes a culture of equality, opportunity and high accomplishment for all children. This promotes community, consistency and amalgamation through understanding and respecting others.
which are statutory organisations in England and operate within each local area to ensure that services co-operate to promote the welfare of children and young people. In 2010 another key document was updated and published by the government. called working together to safeguard children; it outlines the key responsibilities for professionals in protecting children from harm and keeping them safe. A very important organisation involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is the Independent safeguarding authority(ISA) (a public body that is responsible for checking the suitability of those who wish to work with children and young people). This organisation operates the Vetting and Barring Scheme ( a scheme setup to help prevent unsuitable people working with children and vulnerable adults).