Safeguarding is the action that taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. The Children 's Act of 1998 put procedures in place that mean local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom have been given specific duties to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. The UK has policies and laws around education, health and social welfare which cover most aspects of safeguarding and child protection. Laws ' are passed to prevent behaviour that can harm children, or require action to protect them and informs what agencies should do to play their part in keeping children safe Guidelines and procedures have been put in place for people who work with children.
Child welfare policies and initiatives target the care, health and well-being of children. There is no single piece of legislation that covers children’s right, but rather a multitude of laws and guidance that are continually amended, updated and revoked. Most of policies and procedures for Safeguarding and Child Protection are the result of the Children Act 1989. Legislation and guidelines related to safeguarding children and young people Children Act 1989 The aim of this act is to simplify the laws, which protect children and young people in the UK.
National government, as in the Department for Education, is responsible for setting legislation for the codes of practice for the education system, the national curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage which schools and nurseries follow. It tries to find innovative ways to promote the quality of service available in the education system considering the five steps of Every Child Matters (1.Enjoy and achieve. 2. Stay safe. 3.
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.
As practitioners, it’s our responsibility to look after the children in our care and to help us do this we have the E.Y.F.S ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ which took effect from September 2008 for certain parts of the UK and it includes the legislation and standards for keeping children safe. Some of the legislation which is included in the eyfs is: • The health and safety at work act 1974 • (COSHH) The control of substances hazardous to health • Childcare Act 2006 • The food safety Act 1990
Explain relevant theories of communication (humanist, behaviourist, cognitive, psycho-analytical) including an example of how each may be applied in a health and social care setting Humanistic Theory Humanistic Theory was theorised by Carl Rogers (1946) and Abraham Maslow (1943). Humanism is the study of a person as a whole. Carl Rogers believed that people can fulfil their potential if they have positive self-regard.
The existing child protection system is a derivative of the Children Act 1989 which was introduced to reform and explain clearly the laws of child protection. It defines the meaning of ‘harm’ as impairment of health which could manifest itself by mental or physical illness; impaired development such as emotional, social, physical, intellectual or behavioural; and ill-treatment such as mental or physical abuse(NSPCC, 2012). NSPCC inform. (2012). An introduction to child protection legislation in the UK .
Each day, the safety and well-being of children across the Nation are threatened by child abuse and neglect. Intervening effectively in the lives of these children and their families are not the sole responsibility of any agency, but rather the safety and the care of the children in need. Child Protective Services (CPS) was created by law to make sure children are safe and to help families create a safe environment for their children. When investigating a report of abuse or neglect, CPS seeks active involvement from the children’s parents and other family members to help solve issues that lead to abuse or neglect. The objective of CPS is to reunify parents and children whenever possible, and if reunification is not possible, CPS will seek to
Child safeguards have been established universally since the Declaration of Rights of Child. Safeguards have ranged from protections to rights to laws. Throughout history, society has noticed that some have worked and some have not; which has had them question if they are truly necessary to a child’s safety. Although some seem to be effective, are child safeguards going to be able to stop child abuses and give more opportunity to children? Are special safeguards necessary for the protection of children?
GG Surrey ASYE supporting statement 2 I qualified as a Social Worker in July 2016 from London Southbank University; I am HCPC registered and would like to be considered for the ASYE programme. As a newly qualified social worker I am looking to achieve and develop my social work career, including the opportunity to complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). Over the years, I have developed extensive experience of working with both children and adults from diverse social backgrounds as well as contributing positively to social care service delivery. I am reliable, considerate and have the flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks and challenging situations; I am also able to negotiate through effective communication, and trust
The potential dilemmas between the rights and choices of children and health and safety requirements are that they are entitled to: • Dignity • Safety • Confidentiality • Privacy All children are to be respected in the way that they want to be respected for example if they do not want to be changed on the nappy changing unit but want to be changed on the changing mat on the floor then you need to respect their wish and implement it. All children must be kept safe so you must have everything set up ready like nappy, nappy bag, gloves and wipes before you collect the child for nappy changing time as once they are on the changing bed you cannot move as they may move and fall off. Children may tell you something in confidence but you cannot promise
Within my placement setting in Aspire Scotland there are legislation protecting the children and young people ensuring good health, wellbeing and safeguarding. One of the legislations in place is the Regulation of Care Act 2001. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a non-departmental public body established by this act From this the SSSC produced the codes of practice which was produced to protect people who use services, raise standards of practice and support workers. The SSSC and Care Commission work closely together to ensure employers and workers understand their responsibilities in relation to the Codes of Practice.