Unit/Title …. Assignment 2
Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own uk home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people? These are the laws to safeguard children:
The children act 1989,
The children act 2004,
Child care 2006,
Every child matters,
Working together to safeguard children,
The human rights act 1998,
It might be difficult to accept but every child can be hurt, put at risk or harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Each person that comes into the childs or their familys life even for just one day have a duty to keep the children safe. Safeguarding legislation and government guidence feels that safeguarding means protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of childrens health development and ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
"Undertaking that role as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully." working together to safeguard children. (1.18hm government 2010.)
Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people? Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. It also involves protecting children and young people from maltreatment and preventing impairment of a child’s health and development by ensuring children are raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments. Parents or carers who fail to protect or care for their children could then be taken to court and the child be then removed from the home and placed into care. Wider forms of safeguarding also include:
risk assessments such as providing a safe environment inside and outside a school setting. Adhering to school policies, procedures and legislation for example health and safety, fire drills and missing children. Keeping up to date with training in safeguarding issues.
Encouraging learning and development of children and young people. Assessing observations to identify additional support needs a child or young person will need common assessment framework, this system enables multi agencies to access and add information about children. Analyse how national and local guidelines, policices and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people? As well as every school having a safeguarding policy of their own, every borough should also have their own policies and procedures for safegurading children. I am aware that London Borough of Sutton has its own Local safeguarding policy (LSCB). This board is a Legal body that was established by sutton council as a childrens services authority under the children act 2004. The LSCB is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments that work with children in that area. To ensure that work is carried out in an effective manner, the LSCB coordinate the work agencies to provide a more optimistic outcome in regards to childrens safeguarding. Sutton works in line with the every child matters programme which states that each child has a right to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being. In order to protect and keep children and young people safe from harm and abuse, each borough in London has its own safeguarding management team which is reponsible from promoting good practice and developing links in all areas regarding the safety and well being of children and young people. I am also aware that the placement were i will be starting, the school safegurading policy that was developed in agreement with the values that were established by the children act 1989 and 2004. These are policices and procedures we need to...
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