Identify the Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People.

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

These are as follows:
• Children’s act 1098/2004
• Education act 2002
• E-safety 2008
• Safeguarding
• Human rights act.
And many more.
The following is an outline of current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within the UK Home Nation for Safeguarding Children.
The United Nations Convention on the rights of a child 1989 was approved by the UK on the 16th December 1991, this includes:
• Children’s rights to protection from abuse.
• The rights to express their views and to be listened too.
• The right to care
• Services for disabled children
• Services for children living away from
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We use it for shopping, games and leisure.
Many people go online to keep in touch with friends and make new ones.
Like everything, the internet has a downside. Reports of fraud and identity theft are common. However, the biggest worry for most people is the threat to children.
There are several ways in which children can be affected by things they do or see online:
• They may be exposed to adult material such as pornography
• They may accidentally give away private family information like names and addresses
• They may encounter adults who encourage them to do things that are not safe or legal
• They may send photographs or messages which can be taken and used by other people
• They may be the victim of bullies who use things like email or text messages to hurt and intimidate.
We should not allow these threats to frighten us or prevent children from using the internet.
The E-Safety set up guidelines for the safe use of the internet and other technologies in order to protect children from harm. The UK council launched UKCCIS in 2008 in response of all the concerns about children’s safety on the internet.
Education act 2002
This act sets out the responsibilities of the local authorities (LEAs) governing bodies, head teachers and for others working in the schools to make sure the children and young

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