1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people.
In a school, nursery or educational establishment, Government Legislation and policies and procedures within the establishment ensure that all children are kept safe and protected from harm.
All establishments must have these policies and procedures in place and they must be in line with national legislation. All staff working within these establishments must be aware of these things and they should available for all staff to read and understand. It is the managers duty to make sure their staff fully understand the implications of these things. There needs to be clear guidelines for staff so they know what their responsibilities are to provide a safe environment for all the children in their care.
Parents have a right to expect that when they place their children in a school, nursery or other educational establishment that there children will be treated with respect, care and dignity. They need to be confident that their child will be safe, well cared for and given all opportunity to learn at their own pace according to their ability. A well managed establishment will be able to provide this by ensuring that their policies and procedures are in line with government legislation, are regularly reviewed and that their staff workforce are well trained and kept up to date with changes.
All staff have a responsibility for the children in their care and to ensure that each child is offered the best possible education and treatment. If there are causes for concern, then staff need to know how to raise their concerns and who to direct them to. Whether their concerns are about the treatment or behaviour of the child in the establishment or at