Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedure for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety.
*** Answer submitted on Apr 7 2013 4:55PM ***
Every Child Matters 2005: This was put into place to ensure all organisations and agencies invoved with children between birth and 19 years should work together to ensure that children have the support needed to be healthy, safe, enjoy and achieve and make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. Childrens Act 1989: Parents and professionals must work together to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Childrens Act 2004: The welfare of the child must be considered at all times and their rights and wishes should be taken into consideration. Education Act 2002: All pupils have a right to learn and play together. Pupils should not be discriminated against for any reason. It also sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. The Childrens Act 2004: This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service. Safeguarding and E-safety: Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. Policies may be separate or incorporated into one health and safety policy, but they must include sections which cover the following issues of:
* safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting * e-safety
* bullying, including cyber-bullying
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