The children Act 2004 introduced further changes to the way the child protection system is structured and organised in England and Wales. The children’s act 2004 provides legal basis for how multi agencies deal with issues relating to children. This was brought in after the Victoria Climbie case. It was designed for the care and support of children, some of these principles are: To allow children to be healthy, helping children enjoy their life, help children succeed, ensuring children are safe in their environments and to help achieve economic stability for their future. In my setting the policies and procedures for safeguarding are always put into place.
1.3 analyse a strategic national or local policy that has a positive impact on outcomes and life chances and young people. Howdon Children's Centre aims to achieve better outcomes for children through, early education integrated with Childcare and creche, family support, outreach, and child & family health services and adult training and employment support. The Centre is scrutinised by an Advisory Board made up of local parents and partner agencies. The Early Life Support team with an emphasis on delivering prevention services, provide a wide range of services to children aged 0-5 and their families. Parenting courses available include: Freedom Programme, Triple P, Speak Easy, Babyology, Mellow Parenting and Parenting Workshops.
* To assist and ensure there is a good happy atmosphere at all sessions. * To assist and take time to listen and respond to the children and encourage them to develop. * To assist, encourage and maintain equality of opportunity for all the children within the group. 1.2 - The early years sector is very well regulated and all staff, and the setting that they work in. We must follow the various standards that in many cases have been set down by the law, such as the Childcare Act 2006 and the Health and Safety Work Act 1974.
Unit 001 Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Outcome 1 1. Identify different reasons why people communicate. To express needs; to share ideas and information; to reassure; to express feelings; to build relationships; socialise; to ask questions; to share experiences. People communicate in order to create and maintain relationships with others, to give and receive information and instructions, to understand and be understood, to share opinions, knowledge, feelings, and emotions, to give encouragement and show others they are valued. Communication is an essential tool a carer can use to meet the needs of children.
They help all staff who are involved to be aware of their social, emotional and educational needs. They need to help the school to develop a PEP(Personal Education Plan). Schools should have policies and procedures in place that are in line with national policies to help Looked After Children, such as providing a strong pastoral support system, encouraging after school activities, minimising exclusion and providing a safe and secure learning environment. The SEN code of practice: 0 to 25 years is part of the Schools: statutory guidance. It refers to students who “has a significantly greater difficulty in learning....has a disability which prevents or hinders...making use of facilities...” (Department of Education website) It is the responsibility of the school to provide academic and social support and to make all school amenities available to SEN students.
Assessment Task – CYP3.3 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Task 1.1 What is currently in place that affects the safeguarding of children and young people: Children’s act 1989This legislates for England and Wales | Children’s Act 2004This further puts in place the following: * A children’s commissioner for England * Provides each local authority a director for children’s services * Ensure that local authorities and their partners (including police, health service and youth justice teams) have a duty to promote the well-being of children and young people and arrangements are put into place that will safeguard and promote positive welfare. * Local Safeguarding Boards * A new legislation for physical punishment * Common Assessment Frameworks that help to identify an individual’s needs. * Every Child Matters | Data Protection Act 1998New arrangements for the sharing of information | Sex Offenders Act 1997Police require the names and addresses of known offenders. | Sexual Offences Act 2003Covers the following new legislations that relates to offences against children: * Trafficking * Monitoring of the offenders (relating to the sex offenders Act 1997) * Abuse of a position of trust | The Education Act 2002This Act involves the local education authority, governing bodies and further education to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people. | Adoption and Children Act 2002Amends the children’s act 1989 and includes “harm” associated with seeing domestic violence | The Children Act (Every Child Matters) (2004)The government want every child no matter what culture, ethnicity or background obtain the support they need using the five areas below: * Be healthy * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve * Make a positive contribution * Achieve economic well-being | Working
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
CYP 3.6: Working Together for the Benefit of Children & Young People Understanding integrated & multi-agency workings 1.1: Explain the importance of multi-agency working & integrated working Importance of Multi agency working & integrated working The key principles of Multi agency & integrated working are: • Openness • Trust • Honesty • Agreed shared goals & values • Regular communication Once these principles are fulfilled this ill enable the professionals and agencies involved to work their best and focus on the child. Before Multi agency and integrated working came into practice a family with special or additional needs would have to appointments with various professionals and had to shuttle between them with the reports from the respectively. Now with this way of working a lot of precious time is saved and appropriate and quick intervention follows timely support. Multi agency working is a holistic approach to child care and education and is an important feature of the EVERY CHILD MATTERS frame work. The outcomes of Every child matters are: Benefits of Multi agency working & integrated working An important aspect of multi agency working and integrated working is that children and young people who are at risk can be identified and the organizations involved can quickly ensure that the child is safe and protected.
1.1-Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early year’s framework: In our setting we should safeguard and promote children and young people’s welfare. We must take steps to ensure that we promote good health of all children within out care and that we prevent the spread of infection from others when they are ill. We must also ensure that there are suitable staff and staffing levels are appropriate to ensure the safety of all the children. The premises and environment and equipment must be suitable to cater for children, including outdoor and indoor spaces, furniture. Equipment and toys must be safe and suitable for the children in our care and be in the correct age stage. Safeguarding, admissions and settlings in policies must be kept up to date, and all staff must read and be aware of policies and procedures.
Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young people’s settings Understand what is required for competence in own work role See job description Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out National standards are set to ensure that there are principles and values in place so that children receive the best possible opportunity to thrive, develop and grow in the child care setting. These include the: Children Act 2004 This Act aims to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people by: * Improving and integrating children’s services * Promoting early intervention * Providing strong leadership * Bringing together different professionals in multidisciplinary teams National Occupational Standards This describes the values, knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that are necessary to do a specific job. These provide the basis of national qualifications such as NVQs. The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) induction standards set out what new workers should be able to do after 6 months in the post. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) welfare requirements These are designed to support providers in creating settings which are welcoming, safe, stimulating, allowing children to grow in confidence, enjoy learning and fulfil their potential.