The Importance Of Safeguarding The Wellbeing Of Children And Young People

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14 -Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people
Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are -

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 - which ensure that children are safe and looked after, children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.

Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local
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1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people
The Government set out legislation and laws for the safeguarding of children and this is passed on to organisations on a local level for settings to access on a more personal level. This means the setting has access to a more tailored support that they might benefit from, as well as working with professionals who are more familiar with the setting in question.
The Suffolk Safeguarding Board is an informative website where all safeguarding policies and procedures can be accessed. A setting could use this information as guidelines for writing their own policies and be certain they are implementing information from a national level for use on the ground. The list of policies they offer include working with children in need to mental health and fostering, among many other topics, all under the umbrella of safeguarding vulnerable individuals. Its aim is to ensure that partner organisations are aware of safeguarding arrangements (http://suffolkscb.org.uk/about-us/).
Another organisation that is used by EYFS settings is from Suffolk CPD, Suffolk Learning Safeguarding section. This gives information regarding legislation
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