Unit 025 Essay

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Unit 025 Understand how safeguard the wellbeing of young children and young people Outcome 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding 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? The Childcare act 1989 legislation, policies and procedures are put in place for the safeguarding of all the children in England Wales to ensure that all children’s needs are met. These’s guidelines, policies and procedures are as follow A. Children Act 1989- This act is put in place to safeguard all children ensuring that children are safe, all their needs are met and to prevent abuse. This sets legal basis for all the agencies like social services on how to deal with any issues that concern children. Guidelines for this act is are all to follow the parents, carers, child minders, nursery staff, doctors, nurses ect. Children have be protected all the time so if childcare practitioner notices any different than they are appropriate to take steps if there is any sign of child abuse or neglect. B. Children’s act 2004- In 2003 after a death in child care that the act 1989 wasn’t enough to ensure that all the children were being protected from harm and being safeguarded so the children act 2004so it was put into place known as ‘ every child matters’. Children’s services were put into place with directors being responsible local authority education and children’s social services. C. Working together to safeguard children act 2006- This legislation act replaced part 10a of the children act 1989. This act pronounced the EYFS framework for every child care practitioner to follow the children’s learning and they now have to have regular checks from OFSTED who will assess how the settings standards of care point out
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