The Department for Education is responsible for child protection in England. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance. At the local level Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) co-ordinate, and ensure the effectiveness of, work
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,
The current framework is the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which states that working with parents and other professional is essential and has an impact on a practitioners practice. The parents know their child the best therefore it is important to communicate with them in order to find out the child’s interest and dislikes. As he EYFS states in the article 3.68, “Providers must maintain records and obtain and share information to ensure the safe and efficient management of the setting, and to help ensure the needs of all children are met.”- EYFS 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf This part of the EYFS means that failing to communicate and sharing information means that the child’s needs will not be met. The EYFS was updated to add more attention on working with parents and other professionals in order to meet every child’s needs. It is important to share the ongoing observations made by the key person of the child and tracking so the
In the ever changing landscape of health and social care and children and young person’s settings there are many pieces of government legislation and regulatory framework that service providers and organisations must now comply with. For example Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced the essential standards of quality and safety which are central to the workplace. Every staff member has responsibility for providing good quality social care. Social care governance is the process by which organisations ensure good service delivery and promote good outcomes for people who use services. It is the responsibility of every staff member, every manager and every service in social care to ensure that social care governance is an integral part of their practice and service provision so that there is shared ownership and accountability at every level within the organisation for the standard of social care being provided.
1. Provide your reason for nomination Constable Diaz deserves this nomination because he is a strong advocate and takes an active role in child safety. One of his top priorities is ensuring that all children are safe. He spends time educating parents on ways to keep their children safe. His slogan is "Constable Cares."
This means they are responsible for the safety of children, young people and also the staff. There should be a clear ‘lines of responsibility’ for all workers etc to read in order for them to know who they must report to with any important information and to be accountable for. 1.2- Explain how to monitor and maintain the awareness of risks and hazards- It is important that we maintain a safe environment in order to be aware and prevent accidents that may occur depending on the following factors: The environment- When children attend a setting or a house that may not be for children they are going to come across more hazards than they usually do as child aware places are more aware and take out health and safety precautions. These may be trailing wires, loose rugs, cupboards with no locks, no baby gates etc. These are not thought of being made safely secured as children are not usually within the
Working together to safeguard children (2013)- Outlines the legal requirement for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people , the roles and responsibilities of professionals and how organization and individual should work together to keep children safe from harm. The munro review of child protection; moving towards child centered system (2012)- Outlines a more childâ€”focused system in safeguarding childrenâ€TMs welfare and explores how the right wishes, feeling and experiences of children and young people inform and shape the provision of services . The safeguarding and welfare requirements of the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (2014)- Outlines the responsibilities of registered providers for children aged 0-5 years to safeguard children, promote good health, ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children and maintain records, policies and
2.2 Care Act 2014 The Community Care Act 2014 sections 1, 2 and 4 highlights the general responsibilities of the act and it could be said the ones that most affect social workers in making decisions for action. We will look at these sections to see how they fit alongside the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Workers (2012). S.1 promoting individual wellbeing: This section states that the core purpose of adult care and support is to help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their life. The general duty of a local authority, in exercising a function under this part in the case of an individual, is to promote general wellbeing (Department of Health 2014). The concept of “Well-being” is defined in five main areas.
Since this theory believes that children need to be provided with a nurturing environment for successful development, encouraging a community wide intervention ensuring there are enough treatment homes/facilities within the community to accommodate abused and neglected children would align with the humanistic perspective. The social work intervention could be writing grants to help supplement monies to build such facilities, to update current facilities or for professional development for staff working within those
It is also important to be sensitive to the reactions of parents and help them see the value of professional development by involving them in professional development planning that is linked to improved techniques of education. Guardians should be kept notified of the professional time as it relates to their pupil’s