Factors Affecting Safeguarding

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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,
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Protection within the wider field of safeguarding includes risk assessments, such as ensuring that children are provided with safe environment both at home and in school. At home it is up to the parents to provide their children with a safe and happy environment. In cases in which they are unable to do this, and the parents cannot protect or look after their child properly, the child may have to be removed from their home and put into care.
In schools there are many different policies and procedures that must be followed to achieve a suitable learning environment for children, and it includes procedures such as health and safety and fire safety. All schools must provide all of the right equipment and all staff are should be aware of their responsibilities and be able to carry them out. Schools should also have regular inspections to ensure that everything is in proper working order and that the school is safe.
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