Unit 10 – Caring for Children & Young People
P2 – Identify the current relevant legislation affecting the care of children and young adults M1 analyse how policies and procedures help children/young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after
For my assignment I’m going to explain 6 relevant legislations and give examples of each related to children and young adults. The first legislation I am going to look at is; The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989.
The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child 1989 This piece of legislation has been put into place to ensure children’s rights are also taken into consideration & for the safety & wellbeing of the child throughout their childhood. It also includes; children being reunited with their parents if they have been separated, the right of the child to have an adequate standard of living, the right to play and have an education. An example of this could be, a child in a school has a different upbringing to most children, therefore they may find it harder to learn new things, however extra help and support is available & all schools make sure they still participate during lessons etc because they have the right to education.
The Children Act 1989
The children act was put into place to maintain the safety & protection of children. The local authorities have the responsibility of children in schools and public places to ensure their safety. The children’s act also ensures that all children are cared for at all times within schools and nurseries as all children have the right to be protected from harm. Also children living in care must be receiving the correct amount of help and support needed, to improve their quality of life. An example of this could be in a children’s care home, all children have various problems & upsets, which affects them in different ways, and therefore they all need individual care on a one to one...
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