CYP 33-1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding ofChildren and young people. Nspcc
Nspcc is providing help and support for children who are in poverty or in danger and make a difference for all children. UK is registered with Nspcc and gets help for children who are in the country. They provide service, advice, support, campaigning and education activities for children. The NSPCC's local services will concentrate on important issues and groups of children most at risk: •
those who experience neglect
physical abuse in high-risk families (those families with violent adults, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues) •
those who experience sexual abuse
children under the age of one
children from certain black and minority ethnic (BME) communities •
children under care.
Local Nspcc provides advice and support for adults and professionals worried about a child who is in the setting. They provide service for protecting children and their safety, online services about child abuse, neglecting, bullying etc. So the setting can get help and advice from them. In the setting, children who are at risk because of their disability or family situation, the practitioner can get help and support to help the child. Nspcc will research about the child abuse and development and help us to get new information. Child Act 2004 The Children Act 2004 provides the legal basis for children’s services set out in the Every Child Matters: This includes a common assessment of children’s needs, shared database of information that is relevant to the safety and welfare of children, early support for parent and work closely with children. This was highlighted by the tragic death of Victoria Climbie at the hands of carers, resulting in an independent inquiry in to her death. The five outcomes of child matters are;
Being healthy - children in the setting should have a good diet, go out, get fresh air, exercise and stay healthy. According to their illness, the setting provides Doctor prescribed medication at the appropriate time.. Stay safety- Every day in the setting, we risk asses the toys, in and out door and the kitchen area because it makes the environment safe for children. Also we ensure staff children ratio, in the setting and the outing. Most toys and equipments are based on the UK safety bench marked and safety information is on it for the user to read and understand. Enjoying and achieving- ensuring the environment is safe for children so that they can explore and investigate safely, explore their knowledge and enjoy and achieve good progress. Making a positive contribution- Setting provides key person care and help and encourage children to make good relationship with staff and peers. So all of these help children to make/ achieve economic well-being in later life. Child Act 2006- The Childcare Act 2006 is the first piece of legislation that is concerned with Early Years and Childcare and introduces the early years foundation stage (EYFS). This supports settings in delivering high quality early education. In any childcare setting responsibility is the welfare and well-being of all the children in their care. All staffs are appropriately trained and that procedures are put into practice. Today settings follow early years that is introduced to child care and education system and use EYFS child development book as guidelines. Also setting ensures all staff know how to put these policies into practise. So, the setting ensures to send all staff into safeguarding training which is provided from local authority such as how to promote children’s behaviour. If it is good behaviour, you must praise or give stickers.
Children Act 1989
The Children Act in 1989 sets out principles to guide the work of local authorities and courts and also defined ‘significant harm’ and a child ‘in need’ of intervention. The act made it...
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