1.1 Identify the current legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e- safety. Below is the current legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures The Children’s Act 1989.
This act outlines the law that enables the mental and physical wellbeing of children will always take priory, and that all actions must be taken to ensure this. This also allows families to stay together where possible. The children’s act 2004
This act was updated in 2004 to allow the “Every child matters” which is a guidance in which all practises that supervise children and young people has to follow. This act has 5 outcomes and the document includes the following to ensure that every child is a) Be healthily
b) Be safe
c) Enjoy and achieve through learning
d) Makes a positive contributions to society
e) Achieve economic wellbeing.
The Childcare Act 2006
This act includes the “early year foundation stage” and how to ensure their age/ stage development and wellbeing as guidance for all settings looking after children under the age of 5 years. People who work with children and young people have to be checked to ensure they have no criminal record.
Education Act 2002
This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.
United Nations Convention on the rights of children
This treaty sets out the right and freedoms of all children in a set of 54 articles in countries under the United Nations. Including those rights which ensure the children are safe and looked after.
Not all of the United Nations convention on the rights of children is u.k law but the UK has agreed with the entire article in it. UK has also said that they will work toward getting the documents as law. In 2004 the guidelines from the United Nations are also linked to the children’s act...
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