CYP 3.3: Understand how to safeguard 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. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) This treaty sets out the rights and freedoms of all children in a set of 54 articles. Included in those rights are those which ensure that children are safe and looked after. Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’.
Unit 002 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Setting’s Outcome 1 1:2 Identify standards that influence the way your role is carried out. Policies and Procedures ensure that all staff are fully aware of what their own duties are and to provide precise instructions about what to do and make sure there are clear steps that must be taken to protect children from harm and abuse. For example In Teddy Bears Room (Babies Room) setting there are certain standards that we have to follow whilst working with the babies. This is why in the nursery setting we have policies and procedures that influence the way that we work. We must follow these policies for babies, young children and staff at all times.
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
CYP33.1.1 Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. CYP33.1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people CYP33.1 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people There are policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of young people and children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 ensures that children are kept safe and looked after. It states that all children have a right to be protected from any form of abuse whether it be physical, mental, neglect, negligence, maltreatment, injury or exploitation. Children Act 1989 outlines that parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of a child.
The Children Act 1989 covers the following: Reforms the law relating to children Makes provision for local authority services for children in need and others Amends the law with respect to children’s homes, community home, voluntary homes and voluntary organisations Makes provision with respect to fostering, child minding and day care for young children and adoption, and for connected purposes. The act has also been updated with the introduction of The Children Bill which received Royal Assent on 15 November and is now The Children Act 2004. The government has placed great focus on children’s issues and worked hard to safeguard all children whether in the care of their family or being cared for. However following a catalogue of errors by Haringey Social Services between 1999 and 2000 the Victoria Climbie tragedy came to light. This led to Lord Laming compiling a report and guidelines which we now know as Every Child Matters.
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. Task1 1.1 Legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people within the UK; Children act 2004- the children’s act 2004, provides a legal base for nurseries to deal with any issues relating to the children. The children’s act 2004 has principles for the care and support of children which is also known as Every Child Matters. These principles are; ← To allow all children to be healthy ← Allowing children to be safe in their environments ← Helping children to enjoy life ← Assist children in their quest to succeed ← Help make a contribution- a positive contribution – to the lives of children ← Help achieve economic wellbeing The children’s act also includes the requirements for integrated services, such as health services, social services and schools working together. Working together to safeguard children 2006 - working together to safeguard children sets out how nurseries, parents and carers along with health care professionals, social services and other organisations can work together to help safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
(2006) Childcare Act. (2006) The Children’s Commissioner for Wales Act. (2001) All settings working with children and young people should establish and maintain a safe environment and deal with any circumstances where there could be a chance of any welfare concerns. Through all their protection policies and procedures for the safeguarding of children and young people, all settings have an important role in the prevention of abuse and neglect. This could include helping children and the young people to protect themselves from abuse as well as any sort of bullying.
QUESTION :1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines,policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including E safety. ANSWER: Current legislation is the result of The Children Act 1989 which was brought in to ensure that all people who work with children worked together and were clear about their responsibilitys and knew how to act if allegations of child abuse were made. Following the death of Victoria Climbie in the year 2000 an independent inquiry highlighted many problems with how reports of neglect and child abuse were dealt with and found that vulnerable people in society were not being safeguarded. The Laming report led to the governments Every Child Matters paper and The Children Act 2004. The Every Child Matters paper is aimed at ensuring every child should be helped to have positive outcomes in life .They should: stay safe, enjoy and achieve,have economic well being and make a positive contribution.
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. The Children Act 1989 and 2004 This act includes two sections that focus on child protection: * Section 47 – the local authority has a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm * Section 17 – services must be put in place by the local authority to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area. This act also provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters (and earlier piece of legislation). Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) These guidelines set out the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which deals with the duties of organisations and how they should work together. Education Act 2002 This tackles the responsibilities of local education authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. The Children Act 1989 was set up for the sole purpose of supporting children and vulnerable adults from any harm or abuse. It was implemented in October 1991 and introduced specific changes to Legislation in England and Wales affecting the welfare of children. The main aims of this Act: Legislates to protect children who may be suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm.