1. Identify a current a national piece of legislation relevant to safeguardiang children and young people´s welfare ( Ref 1.1)
Children 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 a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
Policies which safeguard
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 (see page 00).
The Department for Education (DFE) provides guidance for local authorities including schools. Schools use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. Two of these are listed below.
2. Identify two current local policies, procedures of guiance in relation to safeguardiang the welfare of children and young people´s ( Ref 1.1 )
1. “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2010), the Local Authority Designated Officer will be informed of all allegations against adults working with children and provides advice and guidance to Senior Managers on the progress of cases to ensure they are resolved as quickly as possible. Information relating to allegations is collated and presented to the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board to inform training, research, safer recruitment and awareness raising.
The Local Authority Designated Officer is located within