When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
Community schools: Community schools are run by the local authority and they decide on admissions to the school. Community schools look to develop links within their local community. Foundation and trust schools: Foundation schools are run by their own governing body. The governing body sets their own admissions criteria. The land on which the foundation schools are built on is owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation.
This means all workers who come in to contact with children and their families within work for example health, education, social work, police, housing should be working towards supporting the children and young people to grow and develop and reach their full potential. http://www.girfecna.co.uk/how-we-work
Legislation is put in place to ensure that schools operate fairly and lawfully. Schools have rules and guidelines that they have to follow to ensure children and staff are kept safe in the working and learning environment. Children need to be protected from abuse and abusive material. Legislations are set in place to protect them and strict rules need to be followed. Security checks are done on all staff members working with children. Discipline is very important in schools but again, there are strict legislations that need to be adhered to. There are laws regarding registration and keeping records about school attendance and absence. Laws need to be followed to ensure that there is equality and schools need to allow diversity and inclusion.
1. Partnerships with families and communities support shared responsibility for children’s learning, development, and wellbeing. – I believe this is a breach of the code because knowing that children can understand this sort of negativity can cause them to have set backs which would not honour the parent’s wishes or the child’s development.
The most important current legislation and regulation in UK are Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004, Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006 and Lord Lamingâ€TMs report. It means that all professionals and everyone who is care of children and young people must be aware of the legal aspects. It also gives guidelines to
school's curriculum, setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline and setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child shows a child’s right to his or her own views in all matters and the right to the freedom of expression. This includes the right to receive and be part of information about themselves. All people around children need to make sure that rights are upheld and matters affecting children are looked after.