1, It is vital that children are protected at all times. The nursery and local authorities are provided with legislations that they must abide by to ensure complete protection to all children and young people in their area.
The Children Act (1989) and (2004) is set out to ensure that people who work with children have a duty to keep them safe and free from abuse. The legislation is reviewed an changed continually to ensure that there are no possibilities of child suffering. Protecting the welfare of children is the main priority and The Children Act (1989) set out what the courts and local authorities should do. This act charged the local authority with the “duty to investigate … if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm” (section 47). Local authorities were also charged with a duty to provide “services for children in need, their families and others” (section 17). Every case of abuse is individual to itself and not one should be compared. The Children Act (1989) defines …show more content…
Whether it be by parents, other children or colleagues. It is the role of the whistleblower to appropriately report or respond to possible misconduct, however it is not the whistleblower’s role to investigate the misconduct or to give out their own justice. Staff must report straight to the manager and keep information confidential. All appropriate action must be taken keeping in line with the All Wales Child Protection Procedures and Guidelines. They should be able to practice child protection procedures confidently and follow everything correctly, as to keep everyone protected. To protect whistleblowers the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, this was brought into action. If you lose your job or suffer as a result of whistle blowing you are protected by law under this