Teaching Assistant Level 3

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1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children. Current legislation is the result of the Children Act 1989 which was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilities and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Following the death of Victoria Climbie in 2000 an independent inquiry highlighted many problems with how reports of neglect and child abuse were dealt with and found that vulnerable people in society were not being safeguarded. The learning report led to the governments Every Child Matters (ECM) paper and the Children Act 2004. The ECM paper is aimed at ensuring every child should be helped to have positive outcomes in life. They should stay safe, enjoy and achieve, have economic well being and make positive contribution. Being Healthy - Being healthy is not just about eating lots of fruit and drinking lots of water every day. Its about young people enjoying a healthy lifestyle, feeling good about themselves and having good emotional and mental health. Stay Safe - Stay safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation. Safe from accidental injury and death. Safe from bullying and discrimination. Safe from crime and antisocial behavior in and out of school. Have security, stability and are cared for. Enjoy and achieve - This outcome is about learners to make good progress on their personal work and personal development and to enjoy education. Get ready for school. Attend and enjoy school. Achieve national education standards at school. Achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation. Making a positive contribution - Engage in decision making and support the community and environment. Engage in law law abiding and positive behavior in and out of
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