Guidelines, Policies And Procedures Within Own Uk Home Nations

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Section: 1.1
Outline Current Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nations affects the safeguarding of children and young people:-

The main current legislations and guidelines that apply within own UK Home Nations are:
• UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989/2003
• Working together to safeguard Children 2010
• Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2008
• Children Act 1989/2004
• Protection Act 1999
• Police Act 1997
• Early Year Foundation Stage 2008
• Education Act 2011

Children’s Act 2004:
The current legislation is the result of the children’s Act 1989, which is used to ensure that all people who work with children are working together and are clear about their responsibilities and know how to act if allegations of child abuse are made. The children’s act 2004 is a legal framework for “Every Child Matters” and is a direct effect of the Laming Report following the death of the Victoria Climbié case in the year 2000, she was only 8 years old. Hereafter an independent inquiry highlighted so many problems with how the reports of neglect and child abuse was dealt with and that vulnerable people in society were not being properly safeguarded. The main points of the 2004 Children’s Act were that every local authority has a director of children’s services who is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all children are safeguarded.

The Every Child Matters: This is a paper aimed at ensuring that every child has a duty…

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