Working together to safeguard children 2006 sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children’s Act 1989 and the Children’s Act 2004. It is important that all practitioners within settings and environments looking and caring after children and young people must know their responsibilities and duties in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, following their legislations, policies and procedures.
National and local guidelines, policies, and procedures determine the nature of relationship and interaction with children and young people. The policies decide on the rights and privileges of children and young people in the society thus outlining how this group should relate to the entire community. National and local guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding determine practice, planning, and organization of all activities in relation to children and young people. The policies ensure that the procedures for protection of children and young people are clear to all in the daily interactions. The policies enlighten the entire society on how to spot child abuse, violence, and exploitation. The policies also have the essence of creating positive and safe environment for the development of children and young people. Policies also
1.1 outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Children’s Act 1989: Identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety and welfare of the child/young person. Two important sections included in the act are:
The children act 1989- the children act is a legislation that ensures the welfare of children. This would promote anti-discriminatory practice by protecting children and treating them all equally. This could be by stopping abuse and giving children a safe and secure
Child Act 1989- “the Children Act 1989 aimed to ensure that the welfare of the child was paramount, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm” http://www.careandthelaw.org.uk/eng/b_section2 appendix 3
The main current legislation guidelines policies and procedures within own UK home nation for safeguarding children and young people.
Through this Act some key provisions introduced; Children’s Trusts were created, Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB) were set up and all agencies had a duty to safeguard and promote child
The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 was the Government’s response to the Bichard Inquiry report which examined vetting procedures after the murders of ten-year-olds Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in 2002. It establishes a new centralised vetting and barring scheme for people working with children.
Children Act 1989 – Protecting children’s welfare and to provide services according to the specific needs of children.
An outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable
The act deals with a wide range of measures aimed at protecting children by promoting their rights and putting their interests first. Moreover, the act makes provisions to strengthen and preserve families and allow children to be involved in decisions affecting them.
Viruses cause most cases of pneumonia in preschool children between ages 4 and 5.Affected children will usually have symptoms that are also associated with other viruses, such as Sore throat, cough, Low grade fever, Nasal Congestion, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite or tiredness.
The symptoms include a high and prolonger fever, patchy rash, swelling and redness of the hands and feet, bloodshot eyes, and chapped red lips. The cause of this is still questionable but without any treatment it could damage the heart and be fatal. Another fatal illness that affects infants is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this causes bronchiolitis which is (inflammation of the small airways) and pneumonia. It begins with a flu like symptoms including fever, runny nose, and cough. Up to 40% of young children with this infection will develop wheezing in their cough and require hospitalization. Treatment for this illness include medicines such as bronchodilators and antibiotics to treat the bacterial infection. Another common disease that affects many and not only children is chicken pox it is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Even chickenpox could now be preventable with the varicella vaccine there is a chance that you could still get it. Chickenpox can cause dangerous complications in newborns, adults, and pregnant women. This infection is very contagious and the patient develops a blister like rash, it first appears on the face and trunk then spreads throughout the whole