Discrimination and Children

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Title Unit 3: Supporting Children

E1 Identify FIVE (5) pieces of current legislation

• Protection of Children Act 1999 (POCA)
• E8:Human Act Rights 1998
• Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
• United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974(HASAWA)

E2 Describe how each piece of legislation will influence working practices in the setting.

• Protection of Children Act 1999 (POCA)
The purpose of the act is to “create a system for identifying persons considered to be unsuitable to work with children” (Protection of Children Act 1999, 2013, n.d.0). It means only people with enhanced CRBs may work with the children. At my placement all the staffs has enhanced CRBs and it was checked before they started working. • E8: Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act requires the government to protect human life. This means that nobody - including the government - can try to end your life. (The Human Rights Act, 2013, n.d.). In my setting everyone is treated equally and nobody is picked on because of their race, gender or culture. We also have an equality act please refer to my appendices 1.

• Fire precautions (workplace) regulations 1997
Fire Precautions act means that the premises should be checked regularly by fire offices and the nursery should be registered with the fire officers. All of the staff should know where the fire exit is what to do if there is a fire and they should practise it regularly. In my setting we make sure that the fire doors are clearly marked, never obstructed and easily opened from the inside. Please refer to my appendices 2. • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Health and safety at work gives guidance about health and safety. Employers have to have a health and safety policy explaining that the nursery is safe and the children’s welfare are in good hands. In my setting they make sure they carry out risk assessments to make sure everything is safe they also have the policy up in the staff room so everyone can see. Please refer to my appendices 3 for the health and safety policy.  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives children and young people under the age of 18 their own rights. "It reinforces the. Importance of fundamental human dignity, highlights and defends the family's role in children’s live and seeks respect for children"(Tassoni et al, 2007, P.115). In my setting all children are allowed to use their rights. They also make sure that the child’s interest is put before anything.

E3 Describe how the policies and procedures will help safeguards children. Policies and procedures help safeguard children because they give the staff a clear understanding of how you should look after the children and how you should abide by the rule. It keeps the children’s safety in place and the parents have a clear mind that their children are safe at nursery because of the nurseries policy and procedure. A policy is a rule and a procedure is how you would follow the policy (rule). This helps safeguard children because. Everyone parent, staff or children know what they need to be doing or what is safe or not. It also helps safeguard children for example if there was no policy about who has access into the building then that can be putting the staff or the child’s life in danger. In my setting we have a safeguarding policy which is maintaining children’s safety and security on premises so maintaining the highest possible security of their premises to ensure that each child is safely cared for at the nursery. Please refer to my appendices 4.

E4 Describe how the policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive Strategies Policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive strategies because all the children get treated fairly and they or their families are not discriminated against their colour, race, gender, religion etc. "Settings that are fair, just and...
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