Families, children and young people have the right to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. If harm or abuse is suspected or alleged the child or young person has the right to be listened to, to be respected and to kept informed and be involved (where appropriate) in any decision making. â€ ̃Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.â€TM (Working Together to Safeguard Children) The Children Act 1989 requires that local authorities give due regard to a childâ€TMs wishes when determining what services to provide.
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;
These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006- this legislation replaced Childrenâ€TMs Act 1989. It reinforce the strategy role of local authorities to outline the duties related to child care which include working with NHS and Job centres; secure childcare for working parents, provide information services to parents and provide information and training for childcare providers.
The current guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people in the UK are-
Safeguard children ensuring they are protected from harm. Ensuring children are kept safe, healthy and well cared for Promoting positive behaviour among children. Ensuring their basic individual needs are met. Ensuring that adults and staff are qualified for the role of caring and supervising children. ensuring that the indoor and outdoor premises is clean safe and free from hazardous objects and
Freedom of Speech, the right to vote, and the right to equality in public places. These are all basic rights that everyone in this world should have. All over the world, including in Australia discrimination of these rights occurred for the native people of the land. This happened because of their race and skin colour.
Lord Laming produced a report called Every Child Matters which should ensure that each child should have their basic needs met i.e. food, water, warmth, be loved, feel safe respected and able to reach their full potential. The report has 5 outcomes: â€¢ being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle â€¢ staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect â€¢ enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood â€¢ making a positive contribution: being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour â€¢ Economic well-being: not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life. The needs and views of the child must not go un-noticed by putting the needs of the adult first. The wishes and feelings of the child should be a priority.
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.
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.
Child protection is defined as being the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children 's health or development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances. Safeguarding is everything you do to keep children safe, and child protection, the protecting a child from abuse - neglect, physical, emotional and sexual, is just one part of safeguarding.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) undertake reviews of serious cases in specified circumstances, advising the authority on lessons to be learned. The board consists of representatives from local agencies such as NHS, the Police, Housing, School Services. They place duty on all agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (DfE, 2015a). Safeguarding and child protection Safeguarding is defined as promoting children’s welfare, providing safe and effective care, so that the children can achieve the best outcomes in life ( DfE, 2015a).
These rights, aptly named so, apply to every individual irrespective of their colour, caste, creed, race, religion, or gender. These may include the following: • Right to liberty • Right to freedom of movement • Right to freedom of thought • Right