The Children´s Act of 1989 and 2004

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1.1 The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004: This act is all about ensuring that the children are kept safe from harm and are developing healthy. It’s important that settings support children and their families and work together with them to provide the best for the children. In 2004 the act was revisited because of the Victoria Climbie case and the every child matters came into place where five main aims were made: be healthy, stay safe, achieve through learning, achieve economic well-being and make a positive contribution to society. Working Together To Safeguard Children 2006: This act is there to safeguard and protect children and to keep them safe from danger in the setting and whilst under the settings care and from people. All…show more content…
Also employers should provide up to date courses on health and safety to ensure that staff know how to keep themselves and others safe in the workplace and any outside visitors or customers that come in and to be able to co-operate with their employers. Also make sure they are following safety rules like using equipment safely, ensuring materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported, to provide a safe working environment for employers, to provide a written safety policy/risk assessment, also staff should know what to do in case of an accident occurring at work or how to report any safety risks. 1.2- describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children/young people. • Police- Children and young people are among the most vulnerable people in society, police ensure that investigating child abuse and safeguarding children is just as important as any other major crimes. It’s the police job and role to investigate all reports of child abuse and neglect and to protect the rights and lives of any young person or child. It’s also their job to try to reduce and prevent as many cases of child abuse and neglect as possible. They are there to keep young people and children safe from harm and to take action against offenders who destroy the welfare of
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