Guidelines, Policies And Procedures Within Ownu.k Home Nation Affecting The Safeguarding Of Children And Young People

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1a.Compile a folder to include the following - an outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own U.K home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. 'Working together to safeguard children ' 2013 defined safeguarding as protecting “children form maltreatment, preventing impairment of children 's health and development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.” Having safeguards in place not only protects and promotes the welfare of children but also it enhances the confidence of staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public in the schools and other organisations working with children. In 1989 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was introduced as an international human rights treaty setting out the rights of all children to equal treatment For legislative purposes, the term child means everyone up to the age of eighteen. The treaty covers a list of rights that everyone under the age of eighteen should be entitled to which include a full range of human rights from civil to economic to political. Some of the rights articles include the right to services such as education and health care; the right to grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding; the right to develop their personalities, abilities and talents to show their potential; and…

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