Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) Unit 53: Promote Positive Behaviour.
Learning outcome 1: Understand how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relate to positive behaviour support. 1.1 Explain how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relating to positive behaviour support are applied to own working practice. Children Act 1989
The Children’s Act 1989 was brought into force in order to ensure that the welfare of every child is paramount and their best interests are considered at all times. The Act is made up of some very important principles these are. * The child where possible should be brought up and cared for within their own families. * Parents with children in need should be given assistance to support the family and child or children. Help should be provided in partnership with parents meaning that parents make the overall decision; the service must meet each child’s individual needs. The service should be appropriate to the child’s religion, culture, race and language and be open to effective independent representation and complaints procedure. This is offered at the start of a new service and should also be available within the support framework. The service should offer effective partnerships between, voluntary agencies, local authority and other agencies. * All children should be kept safe and secure and be protected by effective intervention if they are in danger. * The courts should ensure that delays are avoided, and may only make an order if it is better than asking no order at all having the child’s best interest at all times. * Children should be informed about what is happening to them, and should where appropriate participate in future decisions relating to their well-being. * Parents should continue to have parental responsibility for their own children, even when their children are no longer living with them. They should be kept informed about their children and continue to participate when decisions are made about their children’s future. This would obviously not occur if the child or children are adopted and the parents sign parental guidance to the new parents. Parental responsibility is given the definition as all rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority by law, a parent has in relation to a child and their property. It is the people with parental responsibility who have the legal authority with respect to their child. They are the decision makers who must be consulted. It is important that for children who may be in public care their parents retain parental responsibility where possible. Birth mothers and fathers married to the birth mother automatically have parental responsibility. The natural father who is not married to the birth mother can only acquire parental responsibility by means of a formal agreement with the birth mother or seek an application for a court order granting parental responsibility or on a grant of a residence order. Parental responsibility will then be decided and terminated by the courts. Parental responsibility may be acquired by other adults in the child’s life through a court order but will cease when the order ends or is terminated. Parents can apply to appoint a guardian to have parental responsibility in case of the death of the parents. The local authorities will gain parental responsibility upon the granting of a care order. You can also gain limited responsibility through an emergency protection order. By following the children act 1989 legislation this helps young people to be fully supported throughout their childhood into adulthood. By having consistency, role models and professionals al working together in an effective way enables us all to work together and encourage the young person to be given the right support to help with behavioural issues. Enabling everyone to put strategies and coping mechanisms in place for the young person to have a...
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