The aim of this report is to outline key legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding children, and to identify key actions relevant in early years settings; in order to evaluate the impact these actions have on practice.
Legislation is defined as "a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament".
(Cambridge Dictionaries Online, 2006)
Legislation is applied within the early years sector in order to promote safeguarding and the welfare of children.
The Children Act 1989
One of the most often referred to set of laws is The Children Act (1989). The general philosophy of the Act is to promote the idea that it is best for a child to be brought up in their own family, and the act sets out guidelines for local authorities to support…
The Children’s Act (1989) (2004)
The children’s act 1989 was amended in 2004. The children’s act has placed organisations to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people. The children and young people are being protected because they are unable to protect themselves from harm and danger. The act is designed to guide principles that are in mind for the care and support of children. It allows children to:
- Be Healthy
- Remain safe in their environments
- Enjoy life
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…
I have got the principles for each one from the child care and education book by penny Tassoni. ‘The principle of Positive Relationships is that children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person. The principle of Enabling Environments is that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. The principle of Learning and Development is that children develop and learn in…
3.1 It is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. One of the main and most important responsibilities of someone who works with children is to gain and maintain a relationship built on trust with the child and their Parent/Carer. Parents and carers need to be reassured their children are safe and cared for when in the educational setting. As a school we provide professional care to children and this means we have a duty of care…
Analyse legal requirements and guidance relating to the
safeguarding of children
Law and guidance helps to determine the way you must work with children in the setting
to promote their welfare and protect them from abuse and harm. Law and guidance are
mandatory in all work settings and they have to underpin policies and procedures that
we use in our work setting.
Children Act 1989- This act helps with the duty of a practitioner to identify and meet
individual needs of the…
1. Page 2 Task 2, 2.1 analysing a child protection referral
• What is a child referral?
• Analysing a referral
2. Page 3 Task 2, 2.2
• Explaining working together
• Good practice
3. Page 4 /Task 3
• Justifying social work intervention in a given situation in relation to the legal framework protecting children
4. Page 5
The Children Act 1989 allows local authorities to intervene in order to safeguard children that are…
The CACHE values are important as they represent the professional way of how professionals and practitioner should work with children, young people and their families. A CACHE value that underpins working with children is, ‘Honour the confidentiality of information relating to the child and their family, unless its disclosure is required by law or is in the best interest of the child.’
It is by law that the practitioner and professionals follow and sign the Data Protection Act 1998. This is…
work is a crucial tool that social workers use to obtain and analyse information from the service user or anyone integral to the care and wellbeing of the service user. Social workers must do this in order to identify and respond to risk, and also to determine the wants and needs of the individual and their care givers. As a social worker undertaking assessments you should always be self-aware and take into account the diversity of each individual.
There is a vast spectrum of different…