Cyp3: Understand How to Safeguard Children

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Cyp3: Understand How to Safeguard Children
Unit 3: Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.

1. Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
1.1 In englang and wales the polices and procedures for safeguarding and child protection in a setting for children and young people are a result of legislation passed in parliament including:
The children Act 1986 and the children Act 2004 (england and wales)
Children Order 1995 (northern ireland)
The children act 1986 and children order.
The aim of these of acts was to simplify the laws that protect children and young people. They tell carers/people how to work together when child abuse is suspected.
Working together to safeguard children (1999)
This provides professionals in england and wales guildines to help them work with a child who is at risk of harm.
Children act 2004
This act includes
Assessment framework for agencies to help them identify childrens needs
LSCB (local safeguarding childrens broad) this has the power to make sure that social services, education services, the nhs, the police and any other services work together to help protect vulnerable children
Working together to safeguarding children 2006
This updates safeguarding and how agencies should work on thier own and together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Polices and procedures
All settings that work with children and young children / people must:
A arrangement to work with the LSCB
A senior member of staff in charge of safeguarding arrangements
An effective risk assesment to make sure that the safeguarding policy works
CBR check on all adults who work with children to the age of 18.
Contact information for parents or carers for all children under the age of 18.
Up to date training for all staff on safeguarding.
Policy for protection of children under the age of 18.
1.2 Safeguarding is about much more than just protecting children

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