The Main Current Legislation Guidelines Policies and Procedures Within Own Uk Home Nation for Safeguarding Children and Young People.

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The main current legislation guidelines policies and procedures within own UK home nation for safeguarding children and young people.
Children’s order 2005
• Simplify laws that protected children and young people in respective UK countries.
• Seen as a serious shake up to children rights and protection
• Made it clear to everyone that worked with children what their duties were
• Shows them how to work together when there is allegations of child abuse
Children’s act 2004
• In 2003 it was clear services for children still weren’t working or communicating together this was flagged up because of the tragic death of Victoria Climbie
• The organisation need to support and protect vulnerable children in the society
• The lambing
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These should include procedures and policies for:
• health and safety
• outings
• visitors to the setting
• arrival and home time
• child protection
• contact with children and performing personal care
Risk assessment
Risk assessments should be carried out regularly to make sure that there are no safe guard threats towards the children in the setting. Childcare settings need risk assessing for example is there entrances and exits to the building that an unauthorised person could use? Could a child leave the setting without anyone noticing? Could a child get seriously hurt due to a broken piece of equipment?
Section 4
An explanation of when and why the inquiries and serious case reviews processes are required, issues of how to share findings and implications for the workers practice
Often children die or get seriously injured due to abuse or avoidable accidents. Society has a duty to protect children. We have a range of professional organisations supported by legislation, policies and procedures in order to do this. When the procedures and policies do not work society has failed at the thing it is meant to do. It is vital and that the causes of failure are known and dealt with.
Serious case reviews are called by the local safeguarding children’s board when a child dies and abuse and neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death. They will involve the local authority children’s service and the police, as well as health, education

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