Unit 024 2.1

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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. These include responsibilities for providing and using appropriate supervision, training and staff development opportunities.

Under this act social services workers must follow codes of practice set out which are a …show more content…

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

Within the GIRFEC approach workers also promote action to improve the well-being of all children and youg people. There are eight areas of well-being that have been identified as the areas which they need to progress in order to do well now and in the future.

Promoting the wellbeing of individual children and young people Workers will work towards helping children and young people to become Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected, Responsible and Included (SHANARRI). They will do this for example, putting the child at the centre listen to their views and be in involved in decisions that affect

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