Become acquainted with the documentation that helps practitioners safeguard the children in their care..
CYP 3.3 1.1 outline current legislations guidelines, policies and procedures within oen uk home national affecting the safeguard
- the united nations convention on the rights of the child page on silkysteps containing links to other resources.
Depending where in the UK you are the early years framework
for your home nation will vary. The introduction it contains will help to source relevant quotes and links for further research.
: Foundation Phase
: Pre-birth to three and curriculum for excellence
The children's act 1989
legislates for England and Wales
The Childrens act 2004
puts in place ..
-- A children's commissioner for England
-- A director for children's services within each local authority
-- A duty on local authorites and their partners, including the police, health service providers, youth justice teams to cooperate in promoting the well-being of children and young people and have arrangements that safeguard and promote their welfare.
-- Local Safe Guarding Boards
-- Revised legislation for physical punishment, it is now an offence to hit a child if it causes mental harm or leaves a lasting mark.
-- CAF common assessment framework - helping to identify individual needs.
-- revised arrangements for sharing information - data protection act 1998 the eight principles
-- The outcomes for ECM - every child matters, a green paper that emerged from the report of Lord Laming, made in response to Victoria Climbie's terribly tragic death. Background to ECM
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
2003 is national guidance that brings together the content from working together to safeguard children
and the framework for the assessment of children in need and their famillies 2000.
NB: page 25 or pg23 in the pdf reader
of the Working Together to Safeguard Children document provides a table that explains the relevant sections to read in relation to role and responsibilities.
The protection of childrens act 1999
is the law that ensures settings do not offer employment that involves regular contact with children paid or unpaid where listed as unsuitable to work with children - The CRB
disclosure form. The criminal records bureau is the central point for accessing the records kept on two lists - the Department of Eduation list and the Department of Heath list. The ISA
independant safeguarding authority is the organisational body charged with the responsibility to check the suitability of those wanting to work with children & young people.
Individual setting's operational policies
will vary in their titled names and content, they may take the form of:
Employment & induction
Health and safety
For Northern Ireland:
Law: Children (NI) order 1995 - Northern Ireland
Guidance: Cooperating to safeguard children
Law: The Children (Scotland) Act 1995
Guidance: Protecting children: a shared responsibility
Safeguarding children: working together under the children's act 2004
in addition to The Children's act 1989, The Children's commissioner for Wales act 2001
Areas to watch ... Wales proposition to withdraw the defense of legal chastisement
and the 'Rights of children and young people (Wales) measure 2011
embeding the UNCRC principles into law
For interest, a historical timeline for children's protection from 1889 - 2005 is available on the guardian.co.uk
CYP 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people. CYP3.3 1.1 outline*
current legistlation, guidelines, policies and procedures within your own UK home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
definition: Identify briefly the main points
Source: A guide to assessing QCF qualifications
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