The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body. It is to ensure that these people do everything in their power to keep children safe and free from harm. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) – This 54 article document, sets out the rights and freedom of all children. In particular 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’. Schools must also develop their own safeguarding policies which ensure the safety, security and
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. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 - This sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people.
It identifies five outcomes which relate to all children: * be healthy * stay safe * enjoy and achieve * make a positive contribution * achieve economic well-being Childcare Act (2006) – This act introduced the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England Care of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (2002) – This deals with the identification, storage and use of potentially harmful substances, such as cleaning fluids. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001) – Protects children from discrimination on the basis of disability, and settings must make reasonable adjustments to their provision to meet the needs and rights of the child. Data Protection Act (1998) – Prevents confidential and personal information being passed on without your consent; this consent must be that of the
• REGULATIONS: Regulations are the rules which organisations and care workers must follow. As a nursery assistant I am expected to follow all policies and procedures and regulations set out by my manager, I am also expected to keep myself updated with any change in procedures and refresh my memory on old ones. MINIMUM STANDARDS: The national minimum standards for childcare settings are issued by the government under section 23 of the care standards act 2000. These standards can be reviewed and changed at any time so a workplace needs to ensure they are up to date with his to ensure they are providing the care recommended under this act. All nursery staff must have regard to the standards and must also meet regulatory requirements and the conditions of their registration.
It provides the EYFS learning framework which all settings must use, it also tells the practitioner what the child to adult ratio and tells us what level a qualification the practitioners must have. At my placement they teach the children according to the EYFS and do lots of observations The equality act 2010 brings together lots of different legislations such as the sex discrimination act, protection of children act and disability discrimination act. The equality act has a huge influence on child care settings. Practitioners must allow every child equal opportunities regardless of their age, gender, race, ability, colour Etc. At my
The use of the term child or children refers to people under the Chronological age of 18 years. Sense policy (OSG 11) this is directly linked to Sense policy. Staff that are working with young people and children under go an Enhanced CRB AND PoCA checks before commencing any direct work involving children. Sense ensures that all Care Practices adhere in accordance with: • The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004 • Safeguarding Vulnerable Group’s act 2006. Staff can access information and support through the department of Health and Local council’s websites also C.Q.C or N.S.P.C.C and save the children.
TDA 2.8 Support children and young people’s health and safety Supporting children and young peoples’ health and safety is essential when working in an educational environment. * 1.1 Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in your setting * * Legislation * * Legislation is set by the law and is followed by making rules, policies and procedures for anywhere that uses them, such as in a school setting. The law provides a number of different acts such as the health and safety at work act and the education act. These have to be followed by schools and help them keep their children safe. * * Health and safety at work act 1974 * * The health and safety at work act is implemented in my setting, this ensures that not only the pupils are safe but also the staff of the school know what they need to do in order to keep them safe from any dangers they could find in their setting.
Unit 4 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings. 1. Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting The health and Safety at work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. Risk assessments are carried out for all the activities we plan and equipment we use to ensure they are safe for the children and staff. Our policies and procedures are kept in a file in a cupboard so we know where they are at all times.
LO1 Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 1.1 identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety In every setting there are policies, procedures, legislation and guidelines in place to make sure children within your care are kept safe and their wellbeing is being looked after. Here are some that are in place to make sure that this is happening: * Every Child Matters * Children Act 1989/2004 * Education Act 2002 (ECM) * Safeguarding the welfare of the children 2013 * UNCRC * What to do if a child is being abused 2006-2015 * Keeping children safe in education * DBS * E-safety 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safe guarding the welfare of children and young people. When safeguarding children it is the responsibility of all staff that the children’s safety and welfare is the priority. This is done by following policies and procedures and there is a designated person within your setting who will deal with any concerns you raise about a child.
Unit 4 Assignment Keeping Children Safe E1 Legislation that relate to a healthy, safe and secure environment; * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 * Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 * Reporting Of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences regulations 1995 * Food Handling Regulations 1995 * Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1997 * Children Act 1989 * Children Act 2004 * Children Act 2006 * Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements D1 Child Act 2004 This act was put into place for the safety, health and well being of all children. Making sure all children are treated with respect and taken care of in the appropriate way. This act also allowed a legal framework for every child matters which influences our practice greatly. ‘The programme’s goal is that every child, whatever their background or circumstances, has the support they need to; * Be healthy (this includes growing and development as well as emotional and physical well-being) * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve through learning (this includes emotional well-being) * Make a positive contribution to society * Achieve economic well-being (P.Tassoni, Pg16, 2007) Therefore in our practice we make sure we plan health foods for the child and plan active activities for the children. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Hazardous substances are any chemicals which can affect your health if not controlled properly, for example, glues, paints, cleaning products and bodily fluids.