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’. The Education Act 2002 outlines the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. The Children Act 2004 highlights the need for all agencies involved in children’s services to work together to improve the well-being of children and young people. It is the responsibility of teachers and teaching assistants to be familiar with and implement policies regarding safeguarding children. The Every Child Matters agenda defines what is meant by the ‘well-being’ of children through the five outcomes that schools and teachers aim for every child to reach: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well-being.
1.1 Working with children and family takes places within a legal context, Section 11 of the children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on the key people and bodies to make arrangement to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Though my project contains mainly adult with learning difficulties, all organisations that works with children and family share a common commitment to safeguard and promote their welfare and for many agencies that is underpinned by a statutory duty. It is very important that all organisation working to safeguard children understands their full responsibilities, accountability and duties as set out by the law Working Together to safeguard children sets out the guidelines on how organisation and individuals should work together to safeguard and promotes the welfare of children and young people. This policy states that all organisations that provide services or work with children and young people should: 1.Have senior managers that are committed to children and young people safeguard and promotes children, 2. Be clear about people’s responsibilities to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
September 2014 Janice Munden – Heathfarm School – Level 3 SSTLS Unit 11 : Section 1 – Understand the main legislation, guidelines policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people * 1.1 – Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of C/YP The key pieces of legislation that support the safeguarding of children are The Children’s Act 1989 : Children’s Act 2004, Childcare Act 2006 and others. I have listed several below. 1. Children’s Act 1989 – sets out principals to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significate harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. 2.
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.
LO 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Children's Act 1989 Children's Act 2004 The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 Education Act 2002 Every Child Matters United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child 1991 Children's Act 1989 This Act united all the above Acts, giving better protection for children and their rights in UK countries and give clear guidelines to all that work with children on what their duties are and how they should work in partnership with parents/carers and local authorities in the event of child abuse allegations. Children's Act 2004 The death of Victoria Climbié highlighted the need to improve services and how they should be working closely together to identify and protect vulnerable children. This included setting up: local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) giving statutory powers to ensure all services e.g.
(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
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.
CYP 3.3 Understand how to Safeguards the well-being of children and young people. 1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding children; The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 states children’s rights to protection from abuse; the right to express their views and be listened to; the right to care; services for disabled children, services for children living away from home. The protection of Children Act (1999), this act is designed to set out the child protection duties of local authorities; it defines the term ‘significant harm’. This must have provision for children and their families, every local authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their own area who are in particular need.
Safeguarding Answer the following questions: Unit 025 – Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People. 1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in England and Wales have been formulated from; Children Act 1989 Protects children and young people in the UK and clarifies to people working with children what their duties are and how to work together in event of child abuse. England and Wales produced a separate document Working Together to Safeguard Children (1999), which emphasises the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm. Children Act 2004 • Integration of children’s services and introduction of children’s directors who are responsible for local authority education and children’s social services • Lead councillors for children’s services with political responsibility for child welfare • The establishment of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards who have statutory powers to ensure that social services, the NHS, education services, the Police and other services work together to protect vulnerable children • A new Common Assessment Framework to help agencies to identify welfare needs • Revised arrangements for sharing information Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 Revised and updated on safeguarding and a national framework to help agencies work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children The Vetting and Barring Scheme Introduced in October 2009, this aims to prevent unsuitable people working with children and vulnerable people.
(Ref. 1.1) | | Description | The Children Act 2004 Reports:;- Children Act Report 2002 / 2003 / 2004-05 | The Children Act 2004The act provides the legislative spine on which the reform of children’s services is based. It aims to improve and amalgamate children’s services, aid early intervention, provide firm leadership and bring together various professionals in multi-disciplinary teams in order attain assured results for children and young people and their families.The Act aims to improve effective local working practices to safeguard and promote children’s well-being. The Act takes a child-centred approach. Some of the aim of amalgamation of services plans and information is to enable the children’s needs to be identified early to allow timely and appropriate intervention.The act establishes:• a need for better combined planning, commissioning and delivery of children’s services;• clearer accountability for councils’ children’s services,• a legislative basis for better sharing of information;• Statutory Local Safeguarding Children Boards to replace non-statutory Area Child Protection Committees.