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’. Children Act 2004. This Act provides the framework for Every Child Matters. It requires that services work more closely, earlier support is given to parents experiencing problems, that there is a database shared between agencies which is relevant to the welfare and safety of children and that there is a ‘common’ assessment framework to help the early identification of need. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 An International Human Rights Treaty setting out the rights of all children to be treated equally. The treaty includes a list of rights to which every child under the age of 18 should be entitled. These include civil, cultural, social, economic and political rights such as – * The right to grow up in an environment of love, happiness and understanding * The right to develop their personalities, abilities and talents to their own potential * The right to services such as education and health care * The right to special protection measures and assistance The UK signed this act in 1990, ratifying it in 1992 meaning the UK must implement legislation to support each of the 54 articles. Every Child Matters In 2000 in London, an 8-year-old girl, Victoria Climbie abused and murdered by her
The scope of the LSCB role falls into three categories: * Activities that safeguard all children and aim to identify and prevent maltreatment, or impairment of health or development, and ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with safe and effective care * Proactive work that aims to target particular groups * Arrangements for responsive work to protect children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, maltreatment. Membership of the LSCB will be made up of senior managers from different services and agencies in a local area, including the independent and voluntary sector. In addition, the board will receive input from experts. The LSCB’s work to ensure the effectiveness of work by member
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’.
With these Two in mind you still have to consider Childrens right when safeguarding under The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (1989) (UNCRC). UNCRC is a international human rights treaty this gives all children under the age of 18 the right to be treat as equals including civil,cultural, economical, social and
‘Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them’. (Article 19 UNICEF Rights of a Child) Everyone has a responsibility to take action if they are worried about a child’s welfare. The All Wales Child Protection Procedures are an essential part of the wider agenda of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The common standards they provide guide and inform child protection practice in each of the 22 Local Safeguarding Children Boards across Wales.
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.
Unit 3. E1/E2. There are many pieces of legislation that influence practice within childcare provisions such as The Disability Act 2005, which influences practice by ensuring that practitioners adapt the learning environment to suit all the children and young people within that space. This piece of legislation ensures that settings have disabled access for children young people and other visitors so that they can move around the setting safely and comfortably. This piece of legislation also ensures that all practitioners meet both the physical and emotional needs of the children and young people in their care.
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 which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow.
Working together to safeguard children 2006 - working together to safeguard children sets out how nurseries, parents and carers along with health care professionals, social services and other organisations can work together to help safeguard the welfare of children and young people. Vetting and barring scheme- the vetting and barring scheme was set up by ICS (independent safeguarding authority) their aim is to prevent children being harmed by preventing unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. At present due to the coalition some changes are being made to this system. Every Child Matters- the main focus areas for Every Child matters is early intervention, a shared sense responsibility, information sharing and integrated front line services. Every child matters believes that for a child to fulfil their potential, organisations, doctors, schools, nurseries and government agencies should help and