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.
| Data Protection Act 1998 | Schools are required to keep information secure and it can only be used for the purpose it was gathered for. | The Children and Families Act 2014 | Intended to ensure that all children with Special Educational Needs are supported in schools | Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 | Designed to protect everyone within the school and give procedures to follow in the event of an accident. | Task 2 Complete the table below to show how the various pieces of legislation affect the day-to-day running of a school. An example has been started for you. Data Protection Act 1998 | Affects schools by having to follow the following guidelines: Schools must register all personal data they hold and state the purposes for which it is required to be held and all processing undertaken by schools must be fair and lawful, accurate and up-to-date, and the data held must be adequate, relevant, not excessive and be held for no longer than is necessary.
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.
Working together to safeguard children 2010 it sets out how organizations, agencies and individuals working with children should work together to safeguard and promote their welfare in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004. It is an updated version of the 2006 Working Together document. It is important that all practitioners working to safeguard children and young people really understand their responsibilities and duties as set out in primarily legislation and associated regulations and guidance. The Every Child Matters policy details the UK government policies and protecting the most vulnerable children with our society. The National Curriculum is for children over 5 years of age.
1.1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nations 1.2 Evaluate how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people There are many legislations that underpin safeguarding of children and young people within our own UK Home Nations. From these many legislations childcare settings develop policies which are a guide to all those who are involved in the setting. This will ensure the well-being of all families, children and staff. They will provide a common understanding of how things should be done within the childcare setting. Understanding the legislations involving children is important in creating policies that are up to date, relevant, understandable and useable.
Local Authorities have ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm’. The Education Act 2002 outlines 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. The Children Act 2004 highlights the need for all agencies involved in children’s services to work together to improve the well-being of children and young people. It is the responsibility of teachers and teaching assistants to be familiar with and implement policies regarding safeguarding children. The Every Child Matters agenda defines what is meant by the ‘well-being’ of children through the five outcomes that schools and teachers aim for every child to reach: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well-being.
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. It states that all services work more closely, forming a better service using a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and giving earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Schools must
• The Education Act 2002 - This act give certain responsibilities to head teachers and the governing bodies in all schools and they talk about how schools can keep their children safe and free from harm. • Working together to Safeguard children (2006) - This is a set of duties that organisations are given so that they can work together to help with safeguarding children and young people. • E-Safety - All staff have contact with the children in their workplace and they are expected to take into account the safety of all the children and also promote the safe and responsible use of technology in its many forms, they need to have the opportunity to learn about the behaviours of children that could possibly be linking to E-Safety issues, and to know where to get help. There are a number of different agencies that are involved in the safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and these include:- • Schools- The roles of schools are so that they are able to support
Unit 025 Understand how safeguard the wellbeing of young children and young people Outcome 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people 1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people? The Childcare act 1989 legislation, policies and procedures are put in place for the safeguarding of all the children in England Wales to ensure that all children’s needs are met. These’s guidelines, policies and procedures are as follow A. Children Act 1989- This act is put in place to safeguard all children ensuring that children are safe, all their needs are met and to prevent abuse.
Throughout history, the Early Years Curriculum has been transformed due to the impact of education reports and increased intervention of the government. Major reports such as The Plowden Report “Children and their Primary schools” (1967) and The Rumbold Report “Starting with Quality” (1990) have had a significant impact on the Early Years curriculum today. Both reports offer similar perspectives on teaching and learning and they have the same goal, improving society through education and ensuring that the child is at the centre. However The Plowden Report mainly focuses on primary education while The Rumbold Report focuses entirely on Early Years education. This essay proposes to critically analyse the impact of these two reports on teaching