Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Essay

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Unit 02 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
1. Using the headings provided, briefly describe the key points of each of the following guidelines and legislation. (1.1) and analyse how these guidelines affect the day to day work with young children (1.3)

The Children act 1989
The aim of this act is to simplify the laws that are already in place, which protect children and young people in the UK. It was seen as a “serious shake up” of children’s rights and protection, and also made it clear what the duties are for all who work with children and young people and how they should work as a team in the event of a child abuse allegation. The Education act 2002
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) works to
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In early year’s settings and schools, each setting will have their own set of policies and procedures in regards to safeguarding children in their care. These must cover the children’s safety, security and well-being. These policies will set out a number of responsibilities for staff to follow, and may be separate or incorporated into one Health and Safety policy, depending on the setting/company.

These policies must include the following issues:-

- Safeguarding and protection, and procedures for reporting
- E-Safety
- bullying (including cyber bullying)

Health and safety at work act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, also referred to as HSWA, HSW Act or HASAWA, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

How these guidelines affect the day to day work with young children (1.3)
As well as every school having a safeguarding policy of their own, every Borough should also have their own policies and procedures for safeguarding children.
The LSCB is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments that work with children and young people in the Borough , work in

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