Tda 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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Lorraine Bale
TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people 1.1
United Nations convention protection of children’s act-
when was the 1st legislation impacted. It was drawn up in 1989, but the United Kingdom decided on 16th December 1991 formally agreed to make sure that every child has the same rights listed in the convention. Signed 20th November 1989

Location New York
Effective 2nd September 1990
Condition 20 ratifications
Signatories 140
Parties 194
Depositary UN secretary general
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish The convention generally defines a child as any human being under the age of 18, unless an earlier age of majority is recognised by a countries law. How legislation effect’s our work without children

It effects our work as to making sure that all children are treated equally as it’s an obligation to prohibited and eliminate corporals punishment & all other cruel or degrading forms of punishment. Doctors

Social workers
Educational staff
Speech therapists
The children’s act of 2004-
Added to and strengthened was raised to clarify the rolls of councils and other agencies in safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children in their area. Section II in the act places a duty on partners such as the primary care trust (PCT) and the police to make legal arrangements to ensure that functions with regards to need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It also required all children’s services authorities to establish a local safeguarding children board with legislation guidance published in 2006. -Every service plays its part.

- The children act 2004 was introduced following high profile enquires into safeguarding children & young people. - The acts aim where to achieve positive outcomes for the children & young people & their families. 1. Improving & integrating children’s service

2. Promoting early intervention
3. Providing strong leadership
4. Bringing together different professionals in multidisciplinary All agencies working together^
Original children act 1989-
Children’s act sets out what local authorities & courts do to protect children In charge- responsibility
Local authorities with the duty to investigate if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives or is found in their area is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm. Local authorities were also charged with a duty to provide services e.g. schools children in need.

1.To bring together private & public law in one frame work 2.To achieve a better balance between protecting children & enabling parents to challenge state intervention e.g. local authorities 3.To encourage greater partnership between statutory authorities & parents 4.To promote the use of voluntary arrangements

5.To restructure the frame work of the courts to facilitate management of family proceedings Lord laming= the laming enquiry is a r eport of under pendent statutory enquiry following the death of Victoria Climbie

Work settings- No matter what setting a child is placed in that whole workforce will have some kind of role to play. The workforce will be responsible in making sure that the child is in a safe & happy environment they will need to make sure that the health & safety regulations are in order in making sure the child is a healthy & happy child that the child is not being bullied, put in danger or abused in any way by anybody and if the child is being abused by a parent for them to tell a member of staff they can trust and if its a member of staff to go to the next higher person in charge and then if you feel like nothing is getting done you should contact social services. They are also in charge of making sure that if a child is sick that the child should be removed from where any other child could come in contact and then to contact the child’s parents/carers. G.P- A GP’s role is to see...
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