CYPOP5-6.3 Outline regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare The Department of Education published the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, in which Section 3 outlines the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. You must have a safeguarding policy in place which must be regularly reviewed and the policy must be shared with parents. The legal framework for Child Protection is determined by the Children Act 1989. Local policy and guidance in Child Protection is the responsibility of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, established by the Children Act 2004. All agencies and workers involved in providing services to children have an obligation under Section 11 Children Act 2004 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
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’.
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
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.
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.
• Social Services- a service that has the power to investigate cases of suspected abuse and can offer the correct support for children. • Ofsted- A service that inspects any settings that look after children. They can also look into settings if questions are raised about the practices being carried out. 3.1 Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse There are 4 major types of child abuse- • Physical abuse- an injury caused by physical punishment used with the intent to cause
(Robert Gordon University 2006). Government reports and agencies in regards to Looked after Children GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child) 2007 is centred around child protection, and its guidance for care providers in relation to adoption, kinship care and fostering and how child protection issues are risk assessed, information is shared as well as focusing on providing the best outcomes for a child. Looking after the Family ' focused attention on the value of kinship care and was followed by The National Fostering and Kinship Care Strategy published in December 2006 which identified support as central to further development of kinship care. The Looked after Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 builds on a range of policy initiatives which include: * These Are Our Bairns and We Can and Must Do Better. * Moving Forward in Kinship and Foster Care and the National Residential Child Care
Some examples of Legislation in which we have to follow whilst working with children and young people are: * Health and safety at work act (1974) * Children act (1989&2004) * Safeguarding Vulnerable groups act (2006) * Data protection Act (1991) * UN convention on the rights of the child (1991) There are guidelines which detail acts of law these are shared with the public. And explain what parts of the legislation apply to you and explain to you what you must do to comply with the law. Some examples of guidelines are: * Every child matters (2004) * The framework for assessment of children and their families (2000) * Common assessment framework (2006) * Working together to safeguard children (2013) The guidelines are used to create policies and procedures which are in turn used to implement the laws. 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. National Legislation and guidance influence the development of local policies and procedures which affect the day to day
SAFEGUARDING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Task1 There are currently the following legislations in place to safeguard children and young people. The Children Act1989 which identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals and states the Local Authorities duties. The Education Act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all other people working in schools. The Children Act 2004 provides Legal Framework, including a database between services responsible for children and young people.
Protection from the use of illicit drugs. The Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989 came into force in October 1991. It brought together legislation on caring for and protecting children and is still the framework for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The Children Act 1989 is supported by the following principles: The child’s welfare is the paramount consideration in any decision which affects them A list of factors for the courts to assess what is in the welfare of the child, in a situation 4 Parental responsibility with the local authority for a child in care Partnership – professionals and families must work together for the welfare of children The child’s voice – a child’s wishes and feelings should be sought and taken into account in making decisions affecting them (if they are old enough to understand) Family is best – a child’s own family is the best place for a child to be brought up