When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
Families, children and young people have the right to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. If harm or abuse is suspected or alleged the child or young person has the right to be listened to, to be respected and to kept informed and be involved (where appropriate) in any decision making. â€ ̃Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.â€TM (Working Together to Safeguard Children) The Children Act 1989 requires that local authorities give due regard to a childâ€TMs wishes when determining what services to provide.
For all the personnel working in the Early Years both here in Ireland and internationally, improving quality experiences for all young children is therefore a priority of theirs (Reed & Canning, 2011). The Norwegian leading experts in the field of early education like all adopt a more holistic approach to child development and focus on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the skills for tomorrow (Hasan,2007) (Cited by OECD 2006).Compared to Ireland, Nordic countries in particular have comprehensive around services for families with young children. This may be related as to why Governments chose to invest or not in early years (OECD, 2011). In Norway, the private and public sector providers receive money from the government to provide childcare. Low income parents can either obtain this for free or at a low cost.
D1/D2/A1 This piece of work will be focusing on a child aged 18 months starting a nursery day care setting. The two key issues that will be looked at in this assignment will be planning, preparing and reviewing for the child to settling into the setting. Secondly I will be looking into the child’s emotional support that the child may need when starting the setting, along with the attachments of the child that will need to be built or have already been put in place. When planning for a child to start a new setting there will be certain things that will need to be taken into consideration, for example; the child at hand may have never been separated from their primary carers beforehand.
All practitioners must provide an inclusive environment that promote diversity. Inclusive practice is important in early years setting for all children whether, disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to have meet their needs met, also the EYFS frame work makes it clear to ensure that diversity of individuals is valued and respected and no child or family is discriminated again of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, background, learning difficulties, or disabilities also practitioners ensure that every child is unique who is learning and is capable, confidant and self-assured, children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and also children learn and develop in safe environment. The roles
Safeguard children ensuring they are protected from harm. Ensuring children are kept safe, healthy and well cared for Promoting positive behaviour among children. Ensuring their basic individual needs are met. Ensuring that adults and staff are qualified for the role of caring and supervising children. ensuring that the indoor and outdoor premises is clean safe and free from hazardous objects and
Lord Laming produced a report called Every Child Matters which should ensure that each child should have their basic needs met i.e. food, water, warmth, be loved, feel safe respected and able to reach their full potential. The report has 5 outcomes: â€¢ being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle â€¢ staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect â€¢ enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood â€¢ making a positive contribution: being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour â€¢ Economic well-being: not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life. The needs and views of the child must not go un-noticed by putting the needs of the adult first. The wishes and feelings of the child should be a priority.
These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006- this legislation replaced Childrenâ€TMs Act 1989. It reinforce the strategy role of local authorities to outline the duties related to child care which include working with NHS and Job centres; secure childcare for working parents, provide information services to parents and provide information and training for childcare providers.
1.1: List current legislation and guidelines relating to the health and safety of children Laws relating to health and safety in the childcare setting: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Data Protection Act 1998 Children Act 1989, 2004 Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety) Order 2005 Health and Safety ( First Aid) Regulations 1981 Childcare Act 2006 Healthy and Safety at work Act 1974 Personal Protective Equipment at work 1992 2.1: Identify policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of children Every setting will have to make sure that the children are safe when entering the setting, leaving the setting. When children arrive to the setting, you will have to make sure that they enter the setting safely. When leaving the setting you as a early years practitioner has to check who is collecting the child. There even is a policy in every setting that is about parents and carers collecting their child.
This allows the service user to feel safe and secure in the hands of a service provider Nursery setting should be committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of work and values the rich social and cultural diversity of the communities. Understand that the people who provide and use nursery setting have diverse characteristics and different experiences, needs and aspirations. Nursery setting should provide a service that actively promote equality and inclusiveness for all service user and staff and challenge discrimination and exclusion. Make sure that nursery staff reflect the diversity of the local communities and that all of those whom come to the nursery are aware of the commitment to equality and
The current guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people in the UK are-
Abstract As early childhood educators, we the teachers have differing philosophies and approaches to education of our own. There are many different types of early childhood programs. Each program is unique in its philosophies, methods, and program goals. Every one of us early childhood educators is unique in our own way, which makes each early childhood program experience different and special to everyone involved.
It is important that we work in an integrated way with other agencies in order to offer more effective care for young children. Integrated working means that different services join together to achieve this. It is important that a range of services that may work from either their own setting or integrated into another, are able to support individual children and their families. Integrated working ensures that children can get the support the need to achieve their
NAEYC argued for salaries and benefits to be linked to qualifications and responsibilities. In 1999, Child and Youth Care forum published a series of articles in a symposium on the professionalization of the early childhood care through developing a positive relationship between professional development and the status and salaries of the childcare staff. The need for improved child outcomes, quality programs, and teacher qualifications has continued to frame the discussion around professional status. The improved wages for childcare staff was still missing from major initiatives. Unless, childcare staff wages were included in all the initatives, the efforts to improve program quality and child outcomes would be very
Listening to children The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child shows a child’s right to his or her own views in all matters and the right to the freedom of expression. This includes the right to receive and be part of information about themselves. All people around children need to make sure that rights are upheld and matters affecting children are looked after. Children can experience worries at home, at school or with their peers and children need to talk about their issues. Parents, professionals and practitioners need to pay attention not only to what children say, but also what they are saying.