Summarise the legal entitlements of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. The children’s act 2004 and every child matters framework came in alongside each other as a result of the Victoria Climbie case. These had a huge impact on the way schools addressed care, the welfare and discipline of students. Whilst the Childcare Act 2006 placed more responsibility on the local authority, the every child Matters framework placed the responsibility under joint responsibility with services such as social services and the Education department. This means that the local authority must: •Ensure that there is sufficient childcare so parents are able to work •Improve well-being for young children and reduce inequalities •Provide information to parents regarding childcare
•Ensure that the childcare providers are trained
•Introduce the early years foundation stage for the under 5’s •Reform the regulation system for childcare, with two new registers of childcare providers, to be run by Ofsted The every child matters outcome states that:
•Children should be healthy, this includes physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually. •Stay safe, this includes neglect, violence, maltreatment, bullying and discrimination. •Enjoy and achieve meaning children should be ready too and attending a school. They should be able to achieve the national education standards and they should be able to achieve social and personal development. •Make a positive contribution, this means that children should be heard in the community and have a voice about decisions affecting their community. They should be encouraged to develop their self confidence and deal with life changes and challenges. •Achieve economic well-being, this means that all children should be given the opportunity and encouraged to engage in further education, employment or training on leaving school. They should be free from low income and have a decent home to live...