Outline the Current Legislation Covering Home Based Childcare, and the Role of Regulatory Bodies.

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TASK 1 [A] :
Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

CURRENT LEGISLATION :

◆ Children Act [2004] :

The green paper produces a name is "Every Child Matters"
It lists five outcomes which were identified in consultation with children and young people :

Being Healthy : Having good physical and mental health, And enjoying healthy Life Style.

Stay Safe : Being protected from harm and neglect

Enjoying and achieving : Getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood.

Making a positive contribution : Being involved with the community and avoiding to be in anti-social activity or offending behaviour

Economic well-being : Not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life.

◆ Childcare Act [2006] :

The Childcare Act 2006 introduces a new framework for children "The Early Years of Foundation Stage" [EYFS]. And two new registers :

➢ The Early Years of Register {EYR}
➢ The Ofsted Childcare Register {OCR} Which will be in two parts.

1. Compulsory (Providers for Child care for Children 5-7 years 2. Voluntary (Providers for Child care for children aged eight and over and care for children of any age that is activity based or provided in child's own home.)

◆ Equality Act 2010 :

The protected characteristics under the equality act 2010 are as follows :

1. Age
2. Disability
3. Gender reassignment
4. Race
5. Religion or Belief
6. Sex
7. Sexual Orientation
8. Marriage and Civil partnership
9. Pregnancy and Maternity

Children can not be discriminated under this characteristics.

◆ Data Protection Act 1998

It protects sensitive personal data being published with out a person's consent. Where children are involved consent has to be given by parent or guardian.

◆ Health Protection Agency Act 2004

Established the health...
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