Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within the uk affecting the safeguarding of young children and young people

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Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within the UK affecting the safeguarding of children and young people
There are legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures within the UK that are in place to help safeguard children and young people in the community.
Some of these are;
The Children Act 1989
This is an act to amend previous laws relating to children: To provide for local authority services for children in need and others: To make provision for those who foster, childmind and for day-care for young children and adoption. Also, for children’s homes and voluntary organisations.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
This international agreement sets out the minimum standards for
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Sometimes there is a suspicion that a person may have hurt or abused a child but insufficient criminal evidence for them to be convicted. However, a check may confirm the view that the adult presents enough of a risk that they should not work with children.

The Adoption and Children Act 2002
This act replaces the Adoption Act 1976, updates the Children Act 1989 and modernises the existing legal framework for domestic and inter-country adoption in England and Wales.

The Education Act 2002
Part of this act is to introduce a statutory duty on local education authorities, maintained and independent schools and further education institutions to ensure that their responsibilities are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The Children Act 2004
An Act to make provision for the establishment of a Children’s Commissioner; to make provision about services provided to and for children and young people by local authorities and other persons; to make provision in relation to Wales about advisory and support services relating to family proceedings; to make provision about private fostering, child minding and day care, adoption review panels, the defence

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