Unit 3 Supporting Children

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Unit 3: supporting children E1 A children’s centre is reviewing the policies and procedures which will promote children’s health and welfare as well as their development. · Human Rights Act 2000 · United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 · Children Act 1989 · Children Act 2004 · Child Care Act 2006 E2 What does ‘working practices’ mean? Working practices means the rules that are placed in order to care for and support children that attend a setting you work at. These rules are legal legislations that must be followed by members of staff in the setting. Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do. Every child is entitled to be treated fairly, this policy is put in place to prevent practitioners from treating the children any different to how they should do. Schools must not smack or use physical abuse on a child at any time. Corporal punishment is not allowed; even if their parents deal with the child with this manner at home it is still not acceptable in the setting. The child must feel safe and secure in your care and by smacking them it will harm their trust/respect they have for you. This policy also gives every child the right to be fully educated to the best of their ability no matter what. United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child 1989 Children are entitled under this Act to be protected from all forms of discrimination. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized
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