Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
1.1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures with own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people
Children act 1989
The Children Act 1989 was brought about to help keep children safe and well and, if necessary, help a child to live with their family by providing services appropriate to the child's needs. The Act imposes a general duty on local councils to provide a range of services to 'children in need' in their area, if those services will help keep a child safe and well. The Children Act 1989 aimed to ensure that the welfare of a child comes first also working in partnership with parents to protect children from harm. This act requires all settings to carry out safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures. Social services aims are to identify the children in needs as well as to promote safety and welfare.
The children act 2004 provides the legal basis for how local authorities such as social services deal with issues relating to children.
The purpose of every child matters is to give all children and young people the best possible start to a happy and fulfilling life by promoting five aims.
These five aims are;
* To allow children to be healthy
* Allowing children to remain safe in their environments
* Helping children to enjoy life
* Assist children in their quest to succeed
* Help make a contribution – a positive contribution – to the lives of children
* Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures
1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people
Child protection is much more than safeguarding or protecting children from direct abuse. children need protected in a wider view of safeguarding there are a number of aspects in areas of protection Keeping children safe.
Crime and bullying
Actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment. A happy safe environment for the child, supporting the child in areas of social and emotional wellbeing, healthy eating. 1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people.
National and local guidelines affect our day to day work in many ways, all nursery and school setting should have trained staff who are confident in what to do and who to report to if any issues are to arise for example if a staff member comes cross an issue that they cannot deal with they need to know who the designated safeguarding officer is so it can be reported and dealt with as so.
Moreover every nursery staff should have valid CRB check which makes a contribution in keeping the setting safe for children if there is a visitor in the nursery they should have Visitor badges and sign in and out so in case of a fire the fire Marshalls are aware of who is in the building which ensure all children’s and staffs safety.
There are policies in place for the pickup of children if another family member is coming to pick up a child that the nursery staff are not familiar with then they are passwords that only the parent of the child is aware off this helps the staff to know who the child is leaving with. Also in a childcare setting there is a whistle blowing policies in place which is when staff member express their concerns about a issue with a certain staff member.
1.4 Explain when and why inquires and serious case reviews are required and how sharing of the findings informs practice.
A serious case review is required when a child dies and if abuse and/or neglect is suspected. If a child is seriously injured or has been seriously sexually assaulted. The cases are reviewed to that all areas and aspects can be improved and so the mistake is not made again. With professional organisations working...
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