Level 5 Health an Social Care Essay

6590 Words Jan 31st, 2013 27 Pages
Unit 16 Understand Safeguarding of Children & Young People (for those working in the adult sector) and Unit 14 Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults Assignment
Unit 14 AC1.3 Unit 16 AC 1.1 in the table below explain the following legislation and guidance in respect of safeguarding adult’s children and young people. Legislation/policy/best practice guidance | Summary | Safeguarding Vulnerable groups Act 2006 | Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 restricts contact between children and vulnerable adults and those who might do them harm. | Mental Capacity Act 2005 | The Mental Capacity Act 2005 prevents people who lack mental capacity from being mistreated or wilfully neglected. | Deprivation of Liberty
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Its aid for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to, be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. | Childcare Act 2006 | The Childcare act 2006 is concerned with early years and childcare and early childhood services. The act reformed early years inspection and regulation arrangements and introduced duties requiring local authorities to; * Improve the five early child matters (ECM) outcomes for all pre-school children and reduce inequalities in these outcomes * Secure sufficient childcare for working parents * Provide a better parental information service | Children & Young Persons Act 2008 | This act aims to improve the outcomes for children and young people who are looked after by the state, or who are at risk of needing to be looked after. Key aspects of the act include, * A range of duties relating to the care and support of children and young people who are ‘looked after’ * A designated member of staff at maintained schools whose specific responsibility it will be to promote the educational achievement of children

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