Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
Unit 11: safeguarding the welfare of children and young people * – current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures to safeguarding The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). This treaty sets out the rights and freedom of all children in a set of articles. Those countries who signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the articles. Children Act (1989). This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child.
Its purpose is to give boundaries, and help for local authorities. It is also, there for other entities that regulate laws/enact punishment. Other purposes behind the act are: changes around the laws that involve children. Makes modifications to laws when they deal with issues related to children ( foster homes, adoption agencies, babysitting services) Allows some ‘changes’ to the law when it relates to general authority figures handling child related crimes
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people 1. Understand the main legislation, guidlines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidlines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. The Children Act 1989 gave every child the right to protection from all forms of physical violence, injury or mental abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse. 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’.
1.1 Legislations and Guidelines • Child Act of 1989 • Children Act 2004 • Working Together to Safeguard Children 1999 • UNN Convention on Rights of Children 1998 • Working Together to Safeguard CYP 2006 • Vetting and Barring Scheme –CRB • Every Child Matters ECM Child Act of 1989 Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant 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. Children Act 1989/2004 The Act from 1989 updated in 2004, is the most influential of the several laws relating to children, because is all about how children are treated.
Those countries which signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the articles. Children Act 1989 Currently provides the legislative framework for child protection in England. Key principles established by the act include: • the paramount nature of the child's welfare • the expectations and requirements around duties of care to children. Children Act 2004 Strengthens the 1989 Act. Encourages partnerships between agencies and creates more accountability.
Unit 422-345 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People (CYP M3.3) Outcome 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people 1.1 & 1.3 Identify and summarise current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures that affects the safeguarding of children and young people in Wales eg Children Act 1989 & 2004, Every child Matters 2003, Data Protection Act 1998, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 and local council regulations and policy. Explain how they relate to your practice. The Children Act 1989 This Act came into force for the most part on 14th October 1991 and introduced comprehensive changes to legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. It defines parental responsibility. It provides support for families whose children are in need from local authorities.
Unit 140(508) Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people. 1.1 - . Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nation. The All Wales Child protection procedures was originally wriiten in 2002 and updated in 2008 All Wales child protection procedures provides a common set of child protection procedures for every safeguarding board in Wales. The Procedures are divided into 5 parts, covering: • the context for child protection work • what to do if it is suspected that a child is being abused or at risk of abuse • the procedures to follow once a report of suspected abuse or neglect has been made • the management of particular types of child abuse • protocols developed by the All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group since 2002.
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK HOME NATION affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. It also involves protecting children and young people from maltreatment and preventing impairment of a child’s health and development by ensuring children are raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.
TDA 2.2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Task 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. * The children Act 1989 * Children Act 2004/2006 * The education Act 2002 *What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused (2006) * Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006) * E-safety 2008 Task 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involving in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. There are many agencies that are involved in ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people. Some of these agencies are: * The NSPCC - "National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children" This organisation gives support and advice to children and young people through childline.