The main legislation that cover’s the protection of children is the Children Act 1989 then was updated in 2004, the Children Act 1989 (2004) is to safeguard children in learning environments. In a nursery I would safeguard children by locking gates and knowing who is meant to pick them up from nursery or school. Education Act
Legislation is the Education Act 2002 this lays out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to make sure that children are safe and free from harm. Policies that safeguard children
School must provide policies that safeguard children. Schools have to ensure that the building has security and security cameras. These policies will set out the staff responsibilities and procedures they must follow. Policies may be different in in a different setting but they must all include: Safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting
Bullying, including cyber-bullying.
Department of Education
The department for education (DFE) provides a set of rule for local authorities to follow including schools. Schools use this as a guidance to develop and make their own polices, which must be followed. Working to safeguard children (2004)
This is a guidance which explain the duties of bodies and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused (2006) This is guidance to support those working with children safeguard and encourage their welfare.
There are five main principles that are to do with Every Child Matters.
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic wellbeing
The ISA stands for Independent Safeguarding Authority, the ISA or a society...