1. Analyse legal requirements and guidance relating to the safeguarding of children. Law and guidance regulate the way you should work with children in your childcare setting to support and encourage their well-being and safeguard them from abuse and maltreatment. Legislation provides a comprehensive instruction on what must be attained in respect to child protection and safeguarding. Whereas Legal guidance is more precise and provides details on how the law ought to be applied and fulfilled in early years settings and services. Laws and statutory regulation are compulsory and should reinforce policies and procedures that are used in your setting.
• The organisation need to support and protect vulnerable children in the society • The lambing These should include procedures and policies for: • health and safety • outings • visitors to the setting • arrival and home time • child protection • contact with children and performing personal care Risk assessment Risk assessments should be carried out regularly to make sure that there are no safe guard threats towards the children in the setting. Childcare settings need risk assessing for example is there entrances and exits to the building that an unauthorised person could use? Could a child leave the setting without anyone noticing? Could a child get seriously hurt due to a broken piece of equipment?
Child Act 1989- “the Children Act 1989 aimed to ensure that the welfare of the child was paramount, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm” http://www.careandthelaw.org.uk/eng/b_section2 appendix 3
E1 1. Children act 1989 2. Disability discrimination act 1995 (DDA) 3. Children act 2004 4. Human rights act 1995 5. Equality act 2006 E2 The children act 1989 has influenced some settings by bringing together several sets of guidance and provided the foundation for many of the standards practitioners sustain and maintain when working with children. The act requires that settings work together in the best interests of the child and form partnerships with parents or carers. It requires settings to have appropriate adult to child ratios and policies and procedures on child protection. This act has had an influence in all areas of practice from planning a curriculum and record keeping. The every child matters framework has
The Children’s Act 2004 – provides the legal basis for how social service and other agencies deal with issues relating to children. It arose from the Green Paper “Every Child Matters” and identifies the following outcomes for all children:
Children’s Act 1989: Identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety and welfare of the child/young person. Two important sections included in the act are:
Unit 1 Promote Positive Behaviour 1.1 Legislation is a set of laws that have been created by the government to make sure all childcare settings are run correctly. To promote positive behaviour, legislation’s such as the Children Act 1989, Human Rights Act 1998, Every Child Matters 2004, Equality Act 2010 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are followed by the setting. These Act’s include rules and regulations that a setting is required to follow in order to promote positive behaviour.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people. Understand the impact of current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people. 1.1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nations. There is no one piece
Current Legislations Children Act 1989 – Protecting children’s welfare and to provide services according to the specific needs of children.
CYPOP 5 - Understand how to set-up a home-based childcare service Assessment 1.1 Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies. Below are the current legislations covering home based childcare: 1. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) The United Nations convention on the rights of the child is to promote all aspects for the care, development and education of children, non discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, disability, language, ethnic/social origin, civil and political rights, economic, social, cultural and protective rights.
Alice Bingham Yvonne CYP Core 3.3- Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children young people 1.1- Outline the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people-
This Act, which regulates the childcare in England, formalise the important strategic role of local authorities play through a set of duties. These duties require
The Childcare Act 2006 which is about duties on local authorities, regulation and inspection for childcare providers in England and other general provisions, could undoubtedly be an excellent foundation for a good quality service for young children.
• Children Act 2006 – Is an Act that defines the new duties imposed on the Local Authorities in respect to improving the Every Child Matters outcomes for pre-school children. The Act also defines new rules in relation to childcare for working parents as well as parental information services. It is aimed at improving the well-being of young children. It emphasises the importance of safeguarding children and young people within an educational setting. If a child discloses neglect or abuse; an establishment should have instructions to help the child. This could be referral to an outside organisation or internally.
Confidentiality Data Protection Disclosure of information Legislations and procedures are put into place to protect the welfare of children, schools and childcare settings. Adults who work with children will need to understand about current legislations and familiarise themselves with them. Legislations are reviewed constantly so it is important to keep up to date