2.2/1.1 Identify the Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People, Including E-Safety.
The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (1989) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children a comprehensive set of rights. The convention has 54 articles and it sets out in detail what every child needs to have for a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood. Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all …show more content…
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused (2006) provides best practice guidance for those who work with children in order to safeguard their welfare. It also contains an appendix to help practitioners with the legal issues affecting the sharing of information. The guidance provides general information for anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and families, focusing particularly on those who work in social care, health, education and criminal justice services.
Addressing issues affecting each of these target audiences, the document outlines: * what you should do if you have concerns about a child's welfare * what will happen once you have informed someone about those concerns * what further contribution you may be asked or expected to make to the processes of assessment, planning, working with children, and reviewing that work.
The guidance is accompanied with flowcharts following the procedure from referral, initial assessment, emergency action that might need to be taken, through to what happens after a strategy discussion and child protection review conference.
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (2007) sets out the responsibilities of all local authorities, schools and Further Education (FE) colleges in England to safeguard and