1.1. Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.
Many children or young people are dying as a result of abuse or neglect every year, and it could bestopped if all the agencies work together and react to the clear signs that a child is at risk. Abusing a child by neglect or bullying in early life is affecting the children development, and I could make different right from the start of my working life in my setting. The legislation for safeguarding and child protection, passed in Parliament it includes: The Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. These Acts is to aim for simplifying to work together when child abuse is suspected and our duties to protect children and young people in our setting. Working together to safeguard children (1999) is guideline for me in England and Wales to help them work with children who are at risk of harm. The Children Act 2004is introduced after death of Victoria Climbie’s result of abused in hands of her carers, led by Lord Laming, in to her death in 2003. The Laming Report led to the Green Paper Every Child Matters, Which in turn led to the ChildrenAct 2004 in England and other four countries in UK. The Act includes: * The introduction of local authority’s Children Directors with responsibility for education and children’s social service. * Councillors for children’s services with responsibility for local child welfare. * Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB) with powers to make sure that social services, the NHS, education services, the police and other services work together to protect vulnerable children. * A common Assessment Framework to help agencies to identify needs of children. * Revised arrangements for different agencies to share information. Working together to Safeguard Children 2006 is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children to work individual and agencies together. The Vetting and Barring Scheme is for whoever works with children, young people or vulnerable adults must register with the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). The ISA checks every person who applies by looking at their CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, any relevant criminal convictions, cautions, police intelligence and other appropriate sources before registering them. Policies and procedures
I have a written policy for the protection under the age of 18 that states responsibilities and it been reviewed annually. I have direct contact number for Local Safeguarding Children Board, if there is a case of abusing concern in my care, which I have been ask to do so in the annually safeguarding training. I have done CRB check for my over 16 year old child who is living with me. In my setting I have records of contact details of all the parent or carer for all children under my care. I do daily risk assessments to reduce the risk in my setting. E-safety
As we are living in a technology wold which have benefits of learning as well as risk through, such in internet, mobile phone, video and game. The Byron Review (2008) reported on the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games, and issued guidance on how they should be protected. However it is impossible to make internet completely safe but I have block access to unsuitable sites and content. The time spending on computer is limited in my house. I make children aware of the recognise dangers within the internet and inappropriate video games. I always help children to develop skills to deal with situation they are not happy with.
1.2. Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
In my setting the first responsibility for me is to discover if the child or young person in being harmed or abuse. There are number of different organisation to help children. Such as Child...
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