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.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people Children Act (1989) - Legal framework in relation to safeguarding young person. It brings together all previous legislation. Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people. Duty of the LA to investigate concerns of suffering child/young person. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.
It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. 2. Evaluate the impact of policy developments on approaches to safeguarding vulnerable adult’s in own setting? The Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults 1. Understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults 1.1 analyze the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults there is a difference between Safeguarding vulnerable adults/children and adult/child protection.
NVQ Support Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 2 Unit TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Policies include:- The Childrens Act (1989) – This states that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Section 47 states that the 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. Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need.
This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering of likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. The Education Act (2002).
Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People 1.1: Children's Act 1989: This Act states the responsibilities of parents and professionals, who should ensure the safety of the child. Local authorities have the duty to ensure the safety and welfare of children, and have a legal requirement to investigate cases in which they believe a child is suffering from significant harm. They are also required to have services within the area which promotes the safety and welfare of children in need. Education Act 2002: Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers, and those working within schools, have a responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes.
Unit 16: Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People There are many policies and procedures that are in place to protect children whether you work closely with them or not at all. The following are just a few that I recognise and have researched that bit more because I feel that these would be more useful to me when we have visitors to the care home that are children or young people. Children Act 1989: This provides the legislative framework for Child Protection in England. This Act allocates duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. Children Act 2004: This Act strengthens the Children Act 1989.
Safe-guarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 Procedures and policies for safe-guarding and child protection in settings for young people and children in England and Wales are the result of parliament passing legislation. I have listed below some legislation that has been passed in England to protect and safe-guard our children and young people. The Children’s Act 1989 [England and Wales] This Act allocated duties to local authorities, parents, courts and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure all children are safe-guarded and their welfare is promoted. The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families.
Neglect - Constant hunger, poor personal hygiene, tiredness, poor state of dress/unkempt, underweight, untreated medical problems, signs of depression or low self-esteem, withdrawn, stealing things like food/clothes. Sexual Abuse - Being overly affectionate or knowledgeable in a sexual way inappropriate to the child's age,
Physical abuse ‘This is when someone causes deliberately physical harm to a child. Such as injuries or other bodily harm’ (http://www.nspcc.org.uk) Emotional abuse ‘ Anything that intentionally hurts the feelings of another person.’ (http://compassionpower.com/ emotionalabuseinrelationships.php Neglect abuse ‘This is when Children needs such as adequate food, water, shelter, warmth, protection and health care are constantly not being met. ‘ (http://www.nspcc.org.uk/help) Physical indicator Physical indicator Physical indicator 1. Bruises on usual places on a child body such a on the child’s ear, buttocks, backs of legs and feet is a sign of physical abuse. 1.