Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People (Cyp M3.3)

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Unit 4222-345 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (CYP M3.3) 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation. The legislation, guidelines and policies that affect safeguarding children have come about due to the Children’s Act (1989). This act was updated in 2004 to include the principle of integrated children’s services and to also incorporate the five main principles of Every Child Matters. I will list the main legislations, guidelines and also my workplace’s policies and procedures: Children’s Act (2004) - The Act was created with a certain set of goals. Its primary purpose was to give boundaries and help for local authorities and/or other entities to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children. The Act also made changes to laws that pertain to children, notably on foster homes, adoption agencies, babysitting services, and the handling of child-related crimes and crimes against children. Protection of children’s act (1999) - The Protection of Children Act 1999 creates a system for identifying persons considered to be unsuitable to work with children. This will be achieved by checks being made of criminal records with the National Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). “Child Care Organisations” - defined as those concerned with the provision of accommodation, social services or health care services to children or the supervision of children under 18 years - have a mandatory duty to check and report to the Bureau. Care Council for Wales - The Care Council for Wales is the social care workforce regulator in Wales responsible for promoting and securing high standards across the social services and social care workforce. All social care workers in wales must register with the care council for wales to comply with the Care standards act 2000. Every Child

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