Consider 4 pieces of legislation that are important for home based child carers and how you would outline these to Anjum’s parents How would you go about outlining the regulatory body and its 4 roles to Anjum’s parents?
Four pieces of legislation important to home-based child carers are: The Children Act (1989) & (2004)
The Race Relation Act (1976 Amended in 2000)
The Childcare Act (2006)
The Protection of Children Act (1998)
The Children Act 1989 is aimed to ensure that the welfare of the child was paramount, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm. The Act was intended to strengthen the child’s legal position; to give him/her equal rights, feelings and wishes; and to ensure children were consulted and kept informed. The Children Act 2004 aims to further improve children’s lives. The Framework or Green paper linked to this Act is ‘Every Child Matters’.
There are five outcomes from this as follows:
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
The Race Relation Acts (1976 amended in 2000) which is aimed at equal opportunity and makes unlawful to discriminate on grounds of race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin. This Act covers recruitment, promotion and training.
The Childcare Act (2006) which is aimed at all providers caring for children up to age 5 and be required to register on the Early Years register and deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (unless exceptionally exempted). Childcare settings providing for school age children will be streamlined by Ofsted Childcare Register standards. These criteria will be compulsory for all settings caring for children under 8years of age. The Protection of Children Act (1998) This Act creates a system for identifying persons considered to be unsuitable to work with children.
The Regulatory Bodies and their roles are:-
In England the Regulatory body is...