Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.

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Unit 25 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of Children and Young People. Outcome 1 1. Outline current Legislation, Guideline, Policy, Procedure within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Legislation, Guideline, Policy, Procedure. Brief Description. Children Act 2004. This Act was prompted by Lord Laming inquiry about the death of Victoria Climbie in February of 2003 as she died due to being abused by her primary school care taker, which led to the Acts being reviewed and amended. Victoria Climbie was known to four London boroughs, two hospitals, two police child protection teams and the NSPCC, despite this she was still killed by her aunty. Every Child Matters. Every Child Matters was a UK government initiative that was launched in 2003 after the death of Victoria Climbie. Every Child Matters covers children and young people up to the age of 19. The aims of this initiative are every child whatever their background or circumstances is to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well being. Working together to safeguard children (including e-safety). This follows the Children Act of 2004 as it advises how agencies and services work together to help the children who are at risk. This legislation was renewed and updated in 2006. “This provides guidelines for professionals in England and Wales”. Confidentiality. Confidentiality is making sure that personal information is available only to those authorised to have access to it and NOONE ELSE. Information about or from children should be confidential. This means is should only be shared with those who need to know. This includes the child’s parents and other staff or professionals who need to know the results for example psychologists or speech therapist. All records about a child should be kept in the child’s file.

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