Cypop 5 Task 1 Legislation and Governing Bodies Essay

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CYPOP 5 Task 1
There are many pieces of legislation currently used to protect children and their parents whilst using home based care settings. I have outlined the four below that I feel would be most important for Anjum’s family to be aware of:
Children Act 2004
The Introduction of The Children Act was the first time that a UK law had acknowledged that children had rights. It Places responsibility on home based child carers to help a child meet the following five priority outcomes:
Be healthy – Ensuring the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the child.
Stay safe – protect the child from harm or neglect.
Enjoy and achieve – education, praise and play.
Make a positive contribution – give them a good start ensuring
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* I personally feel The Equality Act is one of the most important legislations to have been introduced in recent times, it is astounding that until recently woman were over looked in the work place so frequently. It is of particular interest that woman wishing to return to work are now given the opportunity to continue nurturing their child by breast-feeding and also outside of the workplace ie in public places. * The Equality Act is there to protect everyone whether in employment or not. It is there to ensure we are all on an equal footing and that everyone regardless of their social status, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, mental health or intellectual acuity is treated with due respect and presented with equal opportunities. * As a childcare provider this would mean treating all children and their families or carers with respect and dignity irrespective of their colour, creed or special needs that the child or adult might have etc. and ensuring that opportunities to learn and develop are obtainable to all based on their particular level of development. Data Protection Act (1998)
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) is an act defining the ways in which information about people may be legally used and handled. The main intent is to protect individuals against misuse or abuse of information about them.
There are six main parts which outline the basic

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