Childcare Level 2 Unit 007

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Unit 007 – Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People

The Children Act 1989 (England and Wales)/children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 This act was brought in with an aim to simplify laws that protect children and young people. They make known what other people’s duties are and what should be done and how when child abuse is suspected. Working together to safeguard children (1999)

Providing guidelines for practitioners in England and Wales, working with children at risk of harm. Children Act 2004
Victoria Climbie, her death at the hands of her carers, resulting to Lord Laming leading an independent enquiry into her death 2003. This report then leads to the green paper Every Child Matters, this then lead to the Children Act 2004 and Acts in all four countries in the UK.

These Acts include:
* The introduction of local authority’s Children’s Directors with responsibility for education and children’s social services * Councillors for children’s services with responsibility for local child and welfare * Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB) with powers to make other services work together to protect vulnerable children * A common Assessment Framework to help agencies to identify needs of children * Revised Assessment Framework to help agencies to identify needs of children.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
This shows how we should be safeguarding children and how agencies should be working individually and together to promote and safeguard the welfare of children. The Vetting and Barring Scheme
Any person who wishes to work with Children, young people or vulnerable people has to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority; this checks every person looking at their Criminal Records Bureau. Name three agencies involved in Safeguarding| Explain their roles and responsibilities| ‘action for children’ | Action for children work with other 50 000 young people their services are provided to children in...
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