1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Listed below are the current legislations and guideline’s which have been discussed during safeguarding training and has been incorporated into my setting policies and procedures (Certificate and policy are attached separately).
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 – This ensures children are safe, cared for, protected from all forms of violence, injury, abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation.
Children Act 1989 – These acts set out how all professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2013 - This sets out the requirements and expectations on individual organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. It replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010); The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2002); and Statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004
Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters and includes the requirement for services to work more closely, forming an integrated service.
The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm
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