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Unit 1- an introduction to working with children
E1 and E2- the three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in an statutory sector, voluntary sector and private sector. Statutory sector: These have to be available for children to attend to by law without having to pay financial fee’s. This is the job of the secretary state, to make sure that the statutory services are provided and available. They are funded by the government. Examples of a statutory sector are public schools. a school can offer children friendship, life skills, an education, skills to work as a team, confidence and help develop P.I.L.E.S. Voluntary sector: these settings are provided by organisations such as charities. They rely on most or all of their funding from donations. They are also staffed by volunteers. This setting does not make any profit and any spare income is used to make their activities more educational. An example of a voluntary sector is brownies, rainbows, guides. Voluntary setting can offer free extra curriculum, safe environment, social skills, working as a team and link to the community and indoor and outdoor fun. The age range is 5-7years old. They will help support a child’s family by organising a structured routine and if they have a job they will then be able to work late and know that their children are safe. Private sector: An example these setting make their profits from providing their services, like a business. They are inspected to insure that the health and safety of the children is maintained. A childminder can care for children with special needs, personal hygiene, social skills and a safe and controlled environment. This will help support a family if they have a child with special needs as they can be very demanding, so this can offer the family time for a break and having time to go to work. E3- Descibe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children Children Act 2004

This is an Act made by parliament in 2004 mainly dbrought about by what happened to Victoria Climbie. It is designed to protect and look after the children by the involvement of agencies such as social services. A duty of local authorities to provide co-operation between agencies and allowed them to find resources to safe guard children's welfare when carrying out their jobs. This brought out an Act called "every child matters" the five outcomes are: ·Be Healthy

·Stay safe
·Enjoy and achieve through learning
·Make a positive contribution to society
·Achieve economic well-being
References- www.everychildmatters.co.uk and notes from college

Children Act 1989
The Children Act was passed in order to allow the state to intevene in parent-children relations, mainly in the case of abuse and voilence. Parents or guardians could hereby arrested if they were found mistreating a child. The Children Act 1989 was a major step in empowering children with rights. This 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 the child safe and well. Some services that are provided by the council are free of charge, although councils can also decide which services you will need to pay for, or contribute to. Disabilty Act 1995

The Disabilty Act of 1995 ensures the rights of the disabled in the United Kingdom. The Disability Act helps to ensure that the rights of disabled in the areas of education, employment, and access to facilties and services. The Disabilty act considers a disabilty to be any long-term mental or physical imparement that affects a persons abilty to perform normal daily activities. Its against the law to discriminate a person with a disabilty. It is considered discrimination if an employer chooses not to hire a disabled person just because of their disabilty, according to the act. References- www.anwerbag.com/diabilityact

Childcare Act 2006
The Childcare Act of 2006 is the...
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