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,
I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening. I have worked to safeguard children and promote their welfare, which includes protecting them from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development; and making sure they grow up in circumstances that allow safe and effective care. I work in partnership with service users to support social integration, empowering them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting health outcomes, resilience, peer support, employment opportunities and self-determination. I am excited at the possibility to develop new skills, undertake more training and willing to take on any new challenge such as urine screening and handling body fluid
Angela Jones 1.1- Describe factors to take into account when planning the areas safely: When planning a safe area for children it is important that factors are considered in order to make it a healthy and safe environment for all children and young people. It is important that all planning is related to the needs of each individual child or young person. Having a safe environment is important because it lowers the risk of any children or young people as well as adults from getting injured. When in a work setting it is important to assess all risks of children’s safety to ensure that they get minimised so no incidents get caused. Specific needs- It is important that all children and young people who have specific needs such as a physical disability or sensory impairment etc must have full access to all available activities.
Task 1 They are manylegislation in place to help us safeguard our children. These are set in place to ake sure that the children to not come to any harm as well as to make sure that they have the best start to life and their education as we can give them by putting these in place we are making sure that the children are save at all times and make sure that they are being listend to and heard. The children Act 1989 is an act that is set in place to make sure that the child’s health and welfare are being looked after the correct way. This childrens act has put in five outcomes that everyone should stand by to help the children get the best start to their life .These five outcomes are: • Be healthy • Stay Safe • Enjoy and Achieve • Make positive
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.
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
There are some ways that you can make it less stressful and a more rewarding experience: • Safe parenting. What is child protection and safeguarding? Children's Services that have a legal duty to protect children and young people who are at risk of abuse, whether this is physical, emotional, sexual, discriminatory or through neglect. Safeguarding Children Board is working to ensure there are effective methods for identifying, reporting, investigating and managing the protection of children. We take all allegations of abuse seriously and believe all children have the right to be safe and secure.
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.
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
The strategy where stated to intervene at two levels, the policy level and the community level aiming to review existing policies and legal documents by developing new ideas as well as proper approaching the community through comprehensive education and proper leadership skills. One expected output of the framework is delivering of a comprehensive age appropriate information and education for adolescent and young people. Action plans involves workshop programs for counsellors and primary/secondary school teachers, development trainings for social workers and peer-educators, integrated life skills educations of teenage pregnancy issues on curriculum school syllabus and designing comprehensive national behavior and social change communications. This strategy framework is unique because it deals with children, aiming to assist every individual on the transition period from childhood to adolescence. Investing on workshop training developments for teachers and counsellors is an important move as well because mentors are professionally cultivated with evidence base to be a competent confident therapist in whatever situation
Social work has the responsibility to safeguard children and young people from potential harm from anybody could be from family members, carers or others. Different local authorities provide different levels of support. It has a statutory obligation to safeguard vulnerable children and promote their well-being and to provide support and a range of services to families and co-ordination of
The responsibility for the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board is to work with other LSCB’s in ensuring and promoting safeguarding for the children. They have a responsibility to keep a high standard of child safety and so by doing this have high standards for safeguarding. An example of a professional body is Ofsted to which
The school have to apply the national policies which are related to children, young people and families and have a good knowledge of the policies, one of these important policies that the school have to follow is the Every Child Matters policy, for children nationally this has had great impact on them. Schools will need to create their own policies in accordance with the national guidelines, such as the safeguarding policy for children and the child protection policy, in following guidelines from the local education authorities. It is the school’s responsibility to make sure that staff, parents and carers of children and visitors are informed about the policies in school, which apply to them. The Every Child Matters policy has 5 key aims for
Schools use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. Two of these are listed below Working together to safeguard children (2015) A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children The Department for Education published an updated version of the key statutory guidance for anyone working with children in England in March 2015. It sets out how organisations and individuals should work together and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children. This latest guidance updates the previous version published in 2013. Which includes following changes: • Referral of allegations against those who work with children • Clarification of requirements on local authorities to notify serious incidents • A definition of serious harm for the purposes of serious case reviews.
safeguarding and welfare requirement for the EYFS this includes and entails, this gives details of the guidance available to childcare providers, this guidance is given to ensure that all children have their needs met to a high standard. this includes,; child protection and what we can do to protect the children in the care , suitable people includes those deemed appropriate to work with children by the requirements., staff qualifications what qualifications are needed to work with children , training what training staff need to help improve the standards of care and what support and training are available, key persons and what their responsibilities are to best help the Childs development , staff; child ratios and what the ratios are appropriate