United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) UNCRC This is an international agreement which enforces the rights of all children and young people under the age of 18. This act generally covers three main areas, participation, provision and protection. The Children Act 1989
This act represents what local authorities and the courts should do to protect the welfare of children in unfortunate circumstances, to offer support and protection for children whom may be suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm. Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 provides a new discrimination law which is there to protect individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. Every Child Matters 2012
This particular piece of legislation aims for every child, whatever their background or circumstance, to have the support they need to: Be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, Make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. Safeguarding Children
“The UK Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_safeguarding
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) UNCRC In 1989, worldwide the government had made a promise to all children the equal rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These rights are based upon what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their full potential. They are to be applied equally to every child regardless of where they are from or who they are. The convention deals with the child’s specific needs and rights. It requires the state to act in the best interest of the particular...