Unit 025 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
1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people
In England the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe. This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act (1989) and (2004). It also features in the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child, and the right that all children to be free from abuse. The government also provides guidance in their document Working together to safeguard children 2013. Any jobs that involve caring for or being in sole charge of children or adults require a CRB check.
2. Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people.
Safeguarding has been put in place to protect children from any harm or abuse such as Physical abuse, Emotional abuse, Sexual abuse or neglect. When children are in our care we take full responsibility of them and ensure that they are safe. Safeguarding involves everything that we do in the setting to ensure children are kept safe and healthy. It means a whole range of policies and procedures. Child protection is one aspect of this and is how our setting ensures children are protected from abuse.
3. Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people
There are many different guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people that will affect the daily work of practitioners working with them. These relate to:- Childcare Practice – Any setting that provides care for children and young people must have policies and procedures which cover every part of safeguarding. These should include policies...
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