Explain How The Government Sets Out Policy And Statutory Guidelines For Safeguarding

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The Government sets out policy and statutory guidelines for how organisations must operate with respect to safeguarding of children and young people. Working together to Safeguard children 2015 provides the statutory guidelines and non statutory guidelines that support the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. Other policies and guidelines include Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015 and Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007. A school must produce internal policies and procedures that comply with national legislation and guidelines. The Protection of Children Act 1999 and the Education Act 2002 also contain legislation relating to safeguarding. The Protection of Children Act 1999 requires that all people that come in contact with children professionally or voluntarily are checked for their suitability to work with children. The Education Act 2002 states that all schools and further education institutions have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. Child welfare concerns should be addressed when identified and schools must provide a safe environment in which children can learn. Local Government will provide advice on policy …show more content…
Schools must be a safe, secure learning environment for children.
Question: Question 4
Answer: Inquiries and serious case reviews are carried out when a notifiable incident occurs to a child. A notifiable incident is when a child has 1) either died or been seriously harmed and abuse or neglect is known or suspected, 2) a looked after child has died and abuse or neglect is not known or suspected, 3) a child in a regulated setting or service has died and abuse or neglect is not known or suspected. The term serious harm is used when a child receives a life threatening injury and / or a long term impairment to physical or mental health, or physical, intellectual, emotional , social,

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