1. Outline the current legislation covering the home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.
There are many different Legislation being brought out in place to help maintain and improve services, for example;
Every Child Matters
In 2003, the Government made a new legislation called Every Child Matters. This was published due to a report into the death of Victoria Climbié. There was a wide discussion between people working in children's services, with parents, children and young people. Following the discussion, the Government published Every Child Matters: the Next Steps and passed the Children Act 2004, providing the legislative spine for developing more effective and accessible services focused around the needs of children, young people and families.
Every Child Matters: Change for Children was published in November 2004. This is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.
The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:
• Be healthy • Stay safe • Enjoy and achieve • Make a positive contribution • Achieve economic well-being
Meaning that every organisation involved in providing services to children, from hospitals, schools, the police and voluntary groups. Where they will be teaming up in new ways, sharing information and working together, to protect children and young people from harm and help them achieve what they want in life.
Childcare Act 2006
The Childcare Act, passed into law on 11 July 2006, is pioneering legislation – the first ever exclusively concerned with Early Years and childcare. The Act will help transform childcare and Early Years services in England for generations to come, taking forward some of the key commitments from The Ten Year Strategy published in December 2004. Measures