1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Many things are in place to make sure every child is safe and is been given the best start in life. At my setting our safeguarding policy includes what to do if you have a concern about a child and who to go to. The children act 2004 focus on 5 outcomes (from Every Child Matters); being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being. This act makes sure all settings have policies in place to make sure we are all treating children with care and are kept safe and healthy. In our setting wehave the Safegaurding ploicy which sets out what we must do in the case of a safegaurding incident.
1.2 Explain child protection within the wider concept of safeguarding children and young people.
Child protection is in the children act 2004 it explains what we could do to help protect children. At our setting we have a number of other settings and policies that help us to safeguard children. One of the is Health and safety policy this protects children and we have to make sure that "sandbank nursery is a clean and safe working environment for both children and staff." This means no children would be under any risk as every thing is checked daily when we do a daily risk assessment of the outside area and the nursery. Also to help protect children we have a parent group on Wednesday and family support workers come in and have different discussions to the parents about how to deal with different situations involving the children this gives the parents knowledge in what is the appropriate way to handle situations. This then helps protect children from coming to any harm.
1.3 Analyses how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people and 3.1.
At work at nursery we are