The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedure within UK Home Nation that affect the safeguarding of children and young people are the following: Children Act (1989) and (2004) The Children Act 1989 was created to create rules that childcare for working parents. It mainly promotes and protects the rights, health, and wellbeing of the children. The Children Act 2004 was later created when it was realised that the rules and services that had been set to protect the children were not enough. This act allows children to be given the extra protection that was proven to be necessary, such as the government being able to keep an electronic profile of all children in the UK that includes important details such as their name, address,
CHILDREN FIRST (2011) The Children first National Guidance for the protection and welfare of children and the accompanying child protection and Welfare Practice Handbook set out clearly how children should be protected. It ensures that all children are protected in all aspects of their lives where they live, learn, pray and play and that no child will ever be harmed and neglected. The key areas in the guidelines are as follows: • Definitions and Recognition of Child Abuse – It provides a basis for reporting concerns and standing reporting procedure. • Interagency Co-operation - Roles and responsibilities of organisations and personnel working with children. • It provides guidance for HSE children and Family Services and other professionals on how to deal with and report any form of abuse in the best interest of the child.
United Nations Convention of the rights of the child 1989. They have the right to be safe and looked after and children have the right to be protected from harm, injury, exploitation by those who look after them. Education Act 2002 governing bodies, head teachers, local education authority and those who work in schools to work together ensure the safeguard of children and are free from harm. Children Act 2006 out organisations working with children their duties and expectation work together to safeguard children. Children Act 1989 Parent and professionals looking after children ensure the safety of children Protection of children Act 1999 legislations to ensure a system is in place to list individuals who are unsuitable to work with children do not gain employment.
Working together to safeguard children 2006- is a act that is set to make sure that all agency and support teams are doing the children right by making sure thar they are safeguard so the do not come to any hamr. United Nation Convention in the right of the child 1989- This is about children’s rights to be protected from abuse. Children have the right to speak and to be heard this is a childs right to put the points and views across when suspecting that they exposed to abuse. Local Guidelines, policies and procedures The local otheority have a massive role when making sure that the children are well looked after this policy is all about making sure that the children are not exaposed to abuse and that when or if theya re then things will be set up in palce to make sur that the harm wont come again. The role of the local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) is the head of all the agnevcy to make sure that all information is being shared to the right people when working on a safeguarding case or even when safeguarding a
Within your work placement when dealing with bullying it is very important to know and be able to follow the school’s policies and procedures to correctly support both the child and families. When a child is being bullied it isn’t just upsetting and worrying for the child but also their families, parents need to know their child is safe at school and out of harm’s way and that they are happy and enjoying school. Children and young people have the right to know that they are protected by law and that there is support out there for them to talk to people and to get advice, also parents need to know that if their child is a victim of bullying there is support out there to show them and advise them on ways of how to cope and help the child deal with the bullying. All children and young people have the right to attend school and feel welcomed, safe, secure and protected. Miss Leah Baker UKOC1527 Assignment 2.
This act is a complete agenda for the safety and protection of children. It ensures that children’s welfare and needs are met through local authorities. Its main points include: The children’s welfare is most important, children need to be protected if they are in danger and children’s opinion matters and should be taken into account. In 2004 the act was made around the ‘every child matters’ framework. It has guidelines for the care and support of children: every child should be allowed to be healthy, children should be allowed to be safe in their own surroundings and aid children to enjoy and succeed in
One action could be to have a formal investigation done by the Department of Children and Family (DCF). DCF seeks to ensure that each child has a safe and nurturing home. Although it may be wise to have a formal police investigation on the parents. It is also important to consider the fact that the family is East Asian. There is a cultural difference that should be made aware of.
It is important when working with children that you follow each policy and procedure for safeguarding to ensure that you give the best possible care to the children. Each member of staff should be trained in safeguarding and to understand the importance of noticing signs. There are many legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding which are; Health and safety work act 1974, Children’s act 1989, Data protection act 1998, Education act 2002, Every child matters 2004, Working together to safeguard children 2006, e- safety 2008. When working with all of the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures it will provide the best possible services for practionier to work with the children and provide them the best possible
These laws must be the preventive, punitive and restorative for the child victim of violence to obtain compensation of his/her rights violated. 3. Freedom of expression and opinion The implementation of freedom of expression and opinion is important for children. It allows them to be heard on their situation and resist against oppressive practices. By speaking openly their opinion in political or cultural contexts, children improve their status in society.
The circumstances where confidentiality can be breeched are as follows: When the child or young person has signs of abuse for example physical abuse, bullying, or neglect and when there is evidence that the child or young person is homeless. In these instances, you should first refer to the school’s child protection policy to ensure you are following the correct procedures and reporting to the correct authority. If deemed appropriate the situation has to be reported to external officials such as, social services, the Police, child’s parents and/or other teachers. As the Children Act states that children must be protected from significant harm, therefore when a child or a young person makes a disclosure the adult has to be clear to the child