Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
The main current legislation that the government brought out was the children Act that was introduce in 1989, the law enforced a big change in the way parents role are regarded and having a responsibility to their children rather then rights over them. Under the children Act, children do have rights for example have their wishes considered when decisions that affect them are being made and also discuss any concerns they might have. The children Act aim is to simplifying the laws that protect children and young people. They tell people what theirs duties are and how they should work together when child abuse is suspected. For a guideline we have the EYFS in place and that ensure us for our ratio's, incidents forms, planning, and documentation. That is to ensure our safeguarding within the setting to up to date with meeting legal requirements.
We have polices and procedures that we have to follow within our day to day activities, so staff know what to follow and making sure the children are safeguarded. The way we safeguard which is our policy to offer help and support to all the parents and guardians to children in our care we also to all the staff. Also arranging for CRB checks on all adults that checks to work with the children and they will check is to see wherever a person is already barred from working with vulnerable children and young people. CRB checks will continue to make checks to see if there is information held about people that indicates that they may pose a risk to vulnerable groups this will indicates searching police databases and seeing whether other organisations have reported concerns. We also have passwords for security, filing, indents forms and accident forms if the children hurt themselves.