The Current Legislation for Homebased Child Carers, the Role of Regulatory Bodies

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The current legislation for homebased child carers.

There are two acts that are the most important for homebased child carers. Which is the Children act (2004) and the Childcare act (2006).

Childcare act (2004)
For a childminder there are five aspects that are the most important: - Be healthy (physically, mentally and emotionally)
- Safety (protect the children from harm and neglect)
- Achieve good education and recreation
- Make a positive contribution
- Social and economic well-being

Childcare act (2006)
This act is for the EYFS in England and Wales. The local authority have the duty to make sure that the five outcomes of Childcare act (2004) are being met. Childminder have to register and will be inspection regularly.

Equality act (2010)
This act is for the importance of equality, giving everyone equal opportunities. It is very important for childminders that every child is equal, and has equal rights as every other child. This includes disability, race, religion or gender. This me

Health protection agency act (2004)
This act is for the importance of health. This means that as a childminder have to make sure that you protect the children from infectious diseases and any other dangers to health.

Care of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002)
This act is for childminders who employ any staff. This means that you have to make sure that there are no dangers for the employers. And that the employers can deal with accidents.

Special Education Needs and Disability Act (2001)
This act is for the protection of people who have a disability. This means that if you have a child with a disability, you have to make sure that it doesn’t suffer disadvantage. That the child has the same opportunities as the non-disabled children.

Data protection act (1988)
This act is for the protection of sensitive information about a person. This means that if you look after a child you don’t share sensitive information given...
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