Social Work and Children

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Unit – SCMP3 * Note Cross Ref to other units

|Unit |Learning outcome(s) |Assessment criteria |Questions | |SCMP3 |1 |1.1 |Explain how current and relevant legislation and policy affects work with children | | | | |and young people | |Answer | |All of the policies and procedures by which I work are defined by The Children's Act 1989 which legislates for England and Wales and from | |which we ensure that our Safeguarding measures, Employment & induction rights, Health and Safety policies and Child protection procedures | |follow the relevant legislations. As a children’s residential home we have to follow The National Minimum Standards and it is these standards| |by which we are inspected through Ofsted. | |The Children’s Act went through a review in 2004 and following this, The Childrens Act 2004 put into place .. | |-- A children's commissioner for England | |-- A director for children's services within each local authority | |-- A duty on local authorites and their partners, including the police, health service providers, youth justice teams to cooperate in | |promoting the well-being of children and young people and have arrangements that safeguard and promote their welfare. | |-- Local Safe Guarding Boards | |-- Revised legislation for physical punishment, it is now an offence to hit a child if it causes mental harm or leaves a lasting mark.  | |-- CAF common assessment framework - helping to identify individual needs. | |-- revised arrangements for sharing information - data protection act 1998 the eight principles | |-- The outcomes for ECM - Every Child Matters, a green paper that emerged from the report of Lord Laming, made in response to Victoria | |Climbie's terribly tragic death.  | | | |What to do if you're worried a child is being abused 2003 is national guidance that brings together the content from Working Together to | |Safeguard Children and the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their famillies 2000. | | | |The Protection of Childrens Act 1999 is the law that ensures settings do not offer employment that involves regular contact with children paid| |or unpaid where listed as unsuitable to work with children - The CRB disclosure form. The criminal records bureau is the central point for | |accessing the records kept on two lists - the Department of Education list and the Department of Heath list. The ISA Independant Safeguarding | |Authority is the organisational body charged with the responsibility to check the suitability of those wanting...
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