Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M. Education Act 1996 Describes the responsibilities schools have for providing for the needs of children with SENs. The Act also requires schools to provide additional resources, equipment and support to meet their needs. Equality Act 2010 This Act sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for all citizens. Codes of Practice: The special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 This outlines government guidelines for policy, procedures and responsibility for children with SENs.
The children Act 2004 this Act was introduced as a result of the death of Victoria Climbie and was the introduction of 'Every Child Matters' which ensures the wellbeing of children through its five outcomes. The Every Child Matters framework has influenced settings by giving them and other childcare settings a duty to find new ways of working together by sharing information and working co-operatively to protect children from harm. Special educational needs and disability Act 2001 this act strengthens the rights of children with special education needs to be educated in schools. It also provides parents of children with special needs with advice and information. School action is the action taken when special educational needs are identified by teachers and additional help is then given or different from those provided by the usual differentiated curriculums are put place.
However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene. The Children Act 2004 The main purpose of this act was to integrate different child services to not only intervene where there were any concerns about child’s well-being, but to prevent them. All different organisations like police, medical services, voluntary groups should work closely together so the child can achieve 5 main outcomes (Every Child Matters) Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being The Childcare Act 2006 This is the first act that centres on early years and childcare and helped to transform these services in England. This Act aims to improve the five Every Child Matters outcomes, ensures that sufficient childcare is provided for children whose parent are working. It requires local authorities to provide more parental information services, but also to accommodate childcare providers with adequate advice and training.
ISA were introduced under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Children 2006 Act following the Bichard Report into the Soham Murders. ISA use a range of information from different sources, such as Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) to prevent unsuitable people from working with children. Therefore, employers are
ASSESSMENT PLAN CT 229 - Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Date: 29/3/13 This unit is about safeguarding children and young people. Government has put in place various legislations and mechanisms to protect children and young people from harm . In order to enable them to develop fully, practitioners are obliged to perform their roles in ensuring that the environment, staff and all activities are organised to protect children and young people and support them when there are concerns. This is also done with relevant stakeholders to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved. I would like you to think of the reasons why such systems are in place and different ways by which children and young people can be exposed to harm.
• Arrangements for sharing information has been reviewed and changed Vetting and barring The scheme was introduced in 2009 to stop unsuitable people working with vulnerable children and adults this scheme does the following: • a person who is barred from working with children or vulnerable adults will be breaking the law if they work or volunteer, or try to work or volunteer with those group. There are many policies and procedures within the UK that outline the current legislation and guidelines to help with safeguarding children and young people. The Children Act 1989 The integral part of this act is to maintain the child is at the forefront of decisions; the best option in relation to the child’s welfare will be taken into account when deciding the best course of action for the child/young person’s upbringing – creating a partnership between parents and multi-agencies. Alongside this, the requirement
A policy relating to The Children’s Act 1989/2004 could be the Safeguarding linking to child protection. A policy brought in by the ‘Children’s Act 1989/ 2004’ was the ‘Working together to Safeguard Children (1999)’, this policy was brought in to help emphasis the responsibilities of staff towards any child at the risk of being put at risk. The Childcare Act 2006 ‘The Act will help transform childcare and Early Years services in England for generations to come’ - http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk The Childcare act of 2006 was brought in to allow children to have the best start to their childhood. This act also links to ‘Every Child Matters’ framework. Within a childcare setting a childcare
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.
Unit 3 – supporting children. E1 identify five pieces of current legislation. The five pieces of legislation I have identified are, children act 2004 , health and safety act 1974, race relations act 1976, education act 1996 and disability discrimination act 1995. E2 describe how each piece of legislation will influence working practices in the setting. The children act 2004 is all about every child matters, so making sure young children are given the best opportunity to grow up, there are 5 sections to every child matters which are, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being, this would influence the setting as you would have to plan lessons/activities in the setting that are to do with some of these sections, in my current placement which is st edmunds the children have a staying safe and being healthy board where the childrens ideas of what staying safe and being healthy means go up, this includes pictures and collages, for staying healthy the children have made paper plates of what they think healthy food is.
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.