Guidelines, Policies And Procedures Within Own Uk Home Affecting The Safeguarding Of Children And Young People

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1. Give a brief outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.

The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child 1989 is legislation that exists but does not form part of English law. Although it is not English law Governments have said that they are bound by this convention. Its purpose is to ensure children are kept safe and looked after. Children have the right to be protected from violence, neglect, abuse, maltreatment by those people looking after them.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) sets out the guidelines on how the setting and individuals should work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. This is in conjunction with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. This document covers what to do when there are concerns about a child and the correct procedures to follow. In addition it states the roles and responsibilities of different agencies and practitioners, summary of the nature and impact of child abuse, training requirements for effective child protection and how to best operate best practice in child protection procedure.

The Children Act 2004 alongside Every Child Matters (published December 2004) set out the Government’s direction for 150 local programmes of change to be led by local authorities and also their key partners. The purpose of the published document Every Child Matters is to set the national
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