Understand How to Safeguard the Well Being of Children and Young People.

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Assignment 026. Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Task A. Safeguarding Children Presentation for new workers. This leaflet is designed to explain to new workers in a childcare settings the importance of safeguarding children and young people, how we can help children and young people grow and develop in a safe environment, protected from harm, abuse and maltreatment. This leaflet also focuses on current legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines applying to settings in England, as some legislations, policies, procedures and guidelines may vary in Scotland, Ireland, Wales. Section 1- Current UK Legislation. UK Guild lines, Policies and Procedures for safeguarding children. The United Nations Convention on the rights of children. In 1989 governments worldwide adopted the UN Convention on the rights of children, the convention recognises the human rights of children and young people, this includes any person under the age of 18 years old. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential in life irrespective of race, gender,religion,language,background,wealth or ability. All children have the right to express their views and to also have them listened to, children have the right to care and services to support disabled children or children living away from home, and also having the right to protection from hurt, violence, abuse and neglect. This applies equally to every child, regardless of who they are or where they come from. The UN convention for children is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced,it sets out in detail what every child will need to have for a safe,happy and fulfilling childhood. The UK approved the convention in April 1990 and came into force in the UK in January 1992. Most UN states

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