1.2 Explain The Importance Of Legislation Relevant To The Study

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All professionals involved with children must know and understand what to do and the most effective ways of sharing information about children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. In my workplace setting all staff receive the updated policies and procedures every September, we must sign to say we have received and read these policies. The policies are adopted from our local authority and cover all legislation which is set down by the government including †̃Actsâ€TM such as Freedom of information act 2000 and Data protection act 1998, this is the most specific with regard to restricting how we use information, it was designed to prevent data on individuals from being passed on to others without consent. All organisations including schools, processing personal data electronically are legally required to register their processing activities with the IC (information commissioner). School policies ensure that all staff working in our school can do so with confidence, they will respect confidentiality in many ways such as, Information about children will be shared with…show more content…
It is important that children should have their physical and emotional needs met and they should feel safe and loved. If all the needs of a child are met they will grow into confident and happy adults and will meet their self actualisation. As a professional we must be aware of signs of neglect or abuse and follow guidelines set down by our place of work to report our concerns immediately. Legislation states the importance of safeguarding all children regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Children have rights and as professionals it is our duty to help them were necessary to have access their rights, this may mean at times we have to speak up for children especially those who may not be able to do so for themselves. An important part of adultâ€TMs responsibilities is at times to be an advocate for
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