•Simplify laws that protected children and young people in respective UK countries. •Seen as a serious shake up to children rights and protection •Made it clear to everyone that worked with children what their duties were •Shows them how to work together when there is allegations of child abuse Children’s act 2004
•In 2003 it was clear services for children still weren’t working or communicating together this was flagged up because of the tragic death of Victoria Climbie •The organisation need to support and protect vulnerable children in the society • The lambing report resulted in a green paper called every child matters. •The integration of children’s service and the introduction of children’s directors with responsibility for local authority education and children’s social services. •Arrangements for sharing information has been reviewed and changed Vetting and barring
The scheme was introduced in 2009 to stop unsuitable people working with vulnerable children and adults this scheme does the following: •a person who is barred from working with children or vulnerable adults will be breaking the law if they work or volunteer, or try to work or volunteer with those groups
•an organization which knowingly employs someone who is barred to work with those groups will also be breaking the law
•if your organization works with children or vulnerable adults and you dismiss a member of staff or a volunteer because they have harmed a child or vulnerable adult, or you would have done so if they had not left, you must tell the Independent Safeguarding Authority
COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: •finding out what the health hazards are;
•deciding how to prevent harm to health by carrying out regular risk assessments •providing control measures to reduce harm to health;
•making sure they are used ;
•keeping all control measures in good working order;
•providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; •providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; •Planning for emergencies.
In childcare settings it is a must when cleaning or using product with chemicals in it that you wear glove and the same when touching and preparing food.
An explanation of child protection with in the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people Safeguarding is about lots more than just looking after and protecting children from direct abuse. Any service that works with young people and children has a much wider role than simply protecting them from abuse and neglect. The staying safe action plan recognises a numerous important aspects in a wider view of safe guarding including: •bullying and Crime
•keeping children safe from accidents
•actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment Section 3
a clear analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safe guarding affect the day to day work, both with children and young people and within the new workers work role . It is extremely important that anybody working with children should be able to recognise if and when a child is at risk of harm or in need of help and support because they are vulnerable. The early this is picked up on the better the outcome for the child involved is. Clear measures of responsibility are outlined to ensure every safety for the child. All guidelines are set in place to make sure that all the services, authorities and agencies involved with a child work together in order to improve the system and safe guarding. Childcare practise