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

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3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people Some of the UK policies and procedures that affect safeguarding children are: Welfare Requirements, they are now part of the EYFS framework they are compulsory and are relevant to my play centre because we only have children in years reception and one. General Welfare requirements are; Safeguarding and promoting children's welfare, Organisation, Documentation, Suitable people, Suitable premises and equipment. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 1 (Definition of the child): The Convention defines a 'child' as a person below the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood younger. The Committee on the Rights of the Child, the monitoring body for the Convention, has encouraged States to review the age of majority if it is set below 18 and to increase the level of protection for all children under 18 Article 2 (Non-discrimination): The Convention applies to all children, whatever their race, religion or abilities; whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from. It doesn’t matter where children live, what language they speak, what their parents do, whether they are boys or girls, what their culture is, whether they have a disability or whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis. Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. This particularly applies to budget, policy and law makers. Article 4 (Protection of rights): Governments have a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s
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