Describe the Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding Children, Including E-Safety.

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Describe the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children, including e-safety. e-safety is when you teach children and young people about the dangers of using the internet. Just the same as you teach them road safety it is important to teach them about the dangers of the internet when using computers, games consoles etc.

Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.

Policies which safeguard

Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. Policies may
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Children Act 1989 - Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools

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