CYPCore33-1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The main points of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004 and the Childcare Act 2006. The Children Act in 1989 set out principles to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significant harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal basis for children’s services set out in the Every Child Matters: Change for Children document. The Childcare Act 2006 is the first piece of legislation that is primarily concerned with Early Years and Childcare and introduces the early years foundation stage (EYFS) which supports settings in delivering high quality early education.
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.
CYP 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of 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. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) This treaty sets out the rights and freedoms of all children in a set of 54 articles. Included in those rights are those which ensure that children are safe and looked after. Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’.
Children Act 1989. The responsibilities of parents and professionals who work to ensure a child is safe are identified in this Act. Section 47 and Section 17 specifically focus on child protection. Section 47 states that the local authority has a duty to investigate if they have cause to suspect a child in their area is likely to suffer, or suffering from significant harm. Section 17 states local authorities must put services into place to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need’.
This could include helping children and the young people to protect themselves from abuse as well as any sort of bullying. The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (1989) came to force in the UK on 16th December 1991. This act involves the children and young people’s rights to protection from any sort of abuse, the right to express their own individual views and opinions and to also be listened to. Also the right to care and services for disabled children or any children living away from home for any reason. There are many articles that relate to safeguarding under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, such as Article 2, ‘All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor.
It is usual for playgroups to be run by parents or a committee. Nursery classes Nursery classes are provides by state run or private schools. They is often more structure to the sessions provided by this type of early years setting and are sometimes attached to a primary school. Children may attend the nursery classes from 3 years old. Three and four year
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).
Children Act 1989 outlines that parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of a child. The local authority has a duty to investigate when there is a concern for a child who may be suffering or is at risk of significant harm Children Act 2004 provides legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also includes the requirements for services to work closely, forming an integrated service.There are five key features to the Children Act 2004: 1. Children’s Assessment Framework (CAF) to assist multi-agencies to work together 2. Revised arrangements on sharing information 3.
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. The act has also been updated with the introduction of The Children Bill which received Royal Assent on 15 November and is now The Children Act 2004. The government has placed great focus on children’s issues and worked hard to safeguard all children whether in the care of their family or being cared for. However following a catalogue of errors by Haringey Social Services between 1999 and 2000 the Victoria Climbie tragedy came to light. This led to Lord Laming compiling a report and guidelines which we now know as Every Child Matters.
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. The Children Act 1989 was set up for the sole purpose of supporting children and vulnerable adults from any harm or abuse. It was implemented in October 1991 and introduced specific changes to Legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. The main aims of this Act: Legislates to protect children who may be suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm.