Essay on Cypop Task 1

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Assignment 1
Current Legislation Covering Homebased Childcare And The Role Of The Regulatory Bodies

Children Act (2004)
This influential piece of legislation arose from the Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters’ and identifies five outcomes for all children:
* Be healthy
* Stay safe
* Enjoy and achieve
* Make a positive contribution
* Achieve economic well-being

Childcare Act (2006)
This Act introduced the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum into England and Wales, and place a statutory duty on the local authority to work towards ensuring the five outcomes set out in the Children Act (2004) are being met.

Equality Act (2010)
The intention of this Act is to combine the fragmented discrimination legislation, bringing
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Special Needs and Disability Act 2001 - SENDA
- Do not treat Disabled children less favourable than other children.
- Make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled pupils are not placed at a substantial disadvantage.

The Data Protection Act 1998 covers correct storage and sharing of both manual and electronic information. There are eight principles put in place by the Data Protection Act 1998 to make sure that information is handled properly: * fairly and lawfully processed * processed for limited purposes * adequate, relevant and not excessive * accurate * not kept longer than necessary * processed in accordance with individuals' rights * kept secure * not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection.

Regulatory Bodies
Ofsted is the office for standards in Education, children's services and skills.
They make sure that people achieve excellence in care of children and young people.
Ofsted assess children services in local areas and inspect services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection. Ofsted's job is to check places that young people and children are looked after and the people who look after children and young people. They check to see if people are doing a good job in looking after children, if they are not they try to help them improve. Ofsted inspect children services e.g.
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