Outcome 1 1.1 The main current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation for safeguarding children and young people are as follows;
SAFEGUARDING (Local safeguarding Children Board, Children’s Act 1989, Protection of Children’s Act 1999, The Children’s Act (every child matters 2004) and Safeguarding Vulnerable Group’s Act 2006), Data Protection Act (1998)
INFORMATION AND COMPLAINTS
SPECIFIC LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF PREMISES AND SECURITY
EQUALITY OF OPPERTUNITIES (human rights act 1998)
MEDICINES Safe staff, i.e. (criminal records bureau checked) CRB
ILLNESS AND INJURIES (RIDDOR 1995)
FOOD AND DRINK
SMOKING BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
SAFE RECRUITMENT (CRB exempt from rehabilitation act 1974)
HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974
CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (COSH 2002)
1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people
Child protection is much more than safeguarding or protecting children from direct abuse.
The ‘Safe action plan’ is a piece of legislation that is very similar to the outcome of the 10 year strategies which we have here in Northern Ireland. It shows an understanding that children need protected in a wider view of safeguarding and has recognised a number of aspects in areas of protection
. Keeping children safe.
. Crime and bullying. Forced marriage
. Missing children. Actively promoting their welfare in a healthy and safe environment.
This action plan is designed to work in a more holistic nature and be more ‘child centred’ promoting a happy safe environment for the child, supporting the child in areas of social and