Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

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CYPOP 5 - Understand how to set-up a home-based childcare service

Assessment 1.1
Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

Below are the current legislations covering home based childcare:
1. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
The United Nations convention on the rights of the child is to promote all aspects for the care, development and education of children, non discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, disability, language, ethnic/social origin, civil and political rights, economic, social, cultural and protective rights.

Particularly relevant for home based childcare is Article 31 that states that all children have the right to
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9. The Human Rights Act (1998)
The Human rights act (1998) incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into UK Law. Children are not specifically mentioned in this act yet they are covered by the legislation. Article 3 covers the rights of a person to be free from torture or inhuman treatment-authorities therefore can take preventative measures to protect a child at risk of harm.
Childminders and home childcarers must ensure that they do not use corporal punishment.
10. Data Protection Act (1998)
The Data Protection act (1998) protects sensitive data from being published without a person’s consent. This affects home-based childcare in terms of any personal data (voice, photo or film) of the children needs to have consent from the parents/guardian before being published and the Childcarer is to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

11. Police Act 1997 and Protection of Children Act (1999)
The Police Act (1997) and Protection of Children Act (1999) change the routes by which employers can check whether an employee has committed criminal offences against children. Sometimes there is a suspicion that a person may have hurt/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

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