CYP Core 3.3.1 - Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. 1.1 - . Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Children’s Act - this is the main piece of legislation on what children’s services are based upon. This act aims to improve children’s services by bringing together all professionals to work together as a team to make a difference to all children in care under the children’s act. The aims of this act are to improve safeguarding to all children. The children’s act is child centred and aims to do all things in the best interests of the children. Every Child Matters 2005. This piece of legislation works together with the children’s act. There are 5 outcomes to this piece of legislation they are be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and enjoy an economic wellbeing. The aims of this act are to support every child whatever their background and circumstances. All Local authorities will work together to find out what is best for every child and young person in its area and acting on this. Children will be involved in the process and views of the children will be taken into account. Working together to Safeguard Children 2010 - This legislation promotes the working together of all organisations to promote the welfare of children in the accordance to the children’s act. The UK Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. As children move through transition to adult services, the legislation that is available is Protection of vulnerable Adults (within our service at the workplace.) This piece of legislation which protects vulnerable adults against abuse. Data Protection Act 1998 - It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. Within out workplace we are not allowed to give out personal information about any of the children. The company is also not allowed to give out any personal information about employees. Disability Act 1995 - this act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of their disability in relation to education, employment services and goods. In 2010 this act has been replaced by the Equality Act where it promotes that all people are treated equally. UN convention of the rights of a child- is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. Governments of countries that have ratified the Convention are required to report to, and appear before, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically to be examined on their progress with regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention and the status of child rights in their country. The Convention deals with the child-specific needs and rights. It requires that states act in the best interests of the child. This approach is different from the common law approach found in many countries that had previously treated children as possessions or chattels, ownership of which was sometimes argued over in family disputes. Education Act - This act requires all states receiving federal funds for education to provide individuals with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one a free appropriate public education that is designed to meet each child's unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living
1.2 - . Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people. Child protection is when an action is taken to protect specific children...
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