Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
Current legislation, guidelines, Policies and procedures UK Home Nation for safeguarding
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
• Children’s rights to protection from abuse
• The right to express their views and be listened to
• The right to care
• Services for disabled children
• Services for children living away from home
Safeguarding children in England
The following is a list of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for England:
These guidelines are for those working within:
• Health sector
• Social services
• Training requirements for effective child protection
The protection of children act (1999)
This act is designed to set out the child protection duties of local authorities, it defines the term ‘significant harm’.
The must have provision for children and their families, every local authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their own area who are in particular need.
Safeguarding children is more than simply protecting them from neglect and abuse, the policy
Every Child Matters emphasises, about keeping children (young people) safe from accidents, bullying and crime actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment.
Safeguarding role in different settings and services is important. Where permitted it allows children themselves regard the success of efforts to safeguard them. The Children Act 2004 introduced a statutory duty for a wide range of public services to safeguard children and promote their welfare.
Child protection is used to describe a set of guidelines/ rules usually government-run services designed to protect children and young people who are underage and to