Safeguarding Nvq

4112 WordsMar 4, 201217 Pages
Section 1 Here is some information about the importance of safeguarding children and young people and procedures for child protection. Everyone who works with children has a duty to keep them safe from abuse Here are the main current legislations, guidelines, policies and procedure. They are put in place for protecting and safeguarding children again abuse. Children Act 1989 This act aims to simplify the laws that protected children and young people in the UK. This makes it clear to all who work with children what their duties are and how they should work together in the event of allegations of child abuse. Protection of Children Act 1999 The Protection of Children Act 1999 came into force in October 2000 and introduced the Protection…show more content…
Its purpose is to reduce the risk of individuals suffering harm at the hands of those employed (in either a paid or voluntary capacity) to work with them. The introduction of the new Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will support the implementation of the Act and brings together the existing barring schemes, Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA), Protection of Children Act and List 99. It will draw on wider sources of information to provide a more comprehensive and consistent measure of protection across a wide range of settings. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations. Section 2 The term ‘child protection’ refer to preventing and responding to violence, exploitation and abuse against children – including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour and harmful traditional practices, such as female
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