Data Protection Act 1998 and Children

Topics: Data Protection Act 1998, The Child, Childhood Pages: 7 (2140 words) Published: December 29, 2013
TASK 1 1.1 The current legislation for home based childcare and the role of regulation body. As I childminder I must be register with the regulation body before I can care for other people’s children. All the regulation bodies in the UK publish standards and procedures that every childminder have to meet in order to be register. The regulator body (ofsted ) control in home based childcare in the following ways: registration, investigation, enforcement. Legislation

Outlines legislation
Every Child Matters

This was the name of the green paper produced in response to the Laming inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié in 2000. It went on to form the basis of the 2004 Children’s Act.   The paper lists five outcomes which were identified in consultation with children and young people:   Being healthy:

  Staying safe:
  Enjoying and achieving
  Making a positive contribution
  Economic well-being:
Childrens Act 1989
Aims to protect child’s welfare are paramount in any decisions made about their upbringing. It states that every effort should be made to preserve a child’s home and family links and also introduced the notion of parental responsibility. It details how local authorities and courts should act in order to protect the welfare of children. Children’s Act 2004

This act sets out the processes for integrating services to children in England and Wales, requiring local authorities and their partners to co-operate in promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children. It created the post of Children’s Commissioner for England and introduced the requirement for local authorities to have a director of children’s services. Special educational needs and disability act 2001

Aims to protect children from discrimination on the basis of disability and settings must make reasonable adjustments to their provision to meet the needs and rights of the child.

Task 2 1.2 Policies and procedures for home based childcare service. Accident, illness and emergencies policy
As a registered childminder, I am legally required to have a valid first aid certificate.  I can administer basic first aid treatment, and my first aid box is clearly labeled and easily accessible.  It is stored in the kitchen.  Parent contact numbers are with the first aid box.  

I hold written permission from parents to get emergency treatment for their child if it is needed.  
If there is an accident: 
I will comfort and reassure the injured child while making sure that the other children in my care are safe.  This may mean strapping a baby in a buggy or sitting an older child where they can be seen. I will assess the extent of their injuries and  will carry out any first aid procedures that are necessary and that I have been trained to do If necessary I will call for medical support/ambulance

If I have to accompany or take a child to hospital, I will either take the other children with me, or call my emergency back-up cover.  This will be another registered childminder or known responsible adult.  These people will be known to you and are named below. If there is an accident or emergency, my emergency back-up cover may contact you and you will be expected to collect your child straight away.  

If I manage to deal with the accident myself, then I will inform the parents immediately.  
If I accompany or take a child to hospital, I will contact the parents and ask them to meet me at the hospital.  
If I have an accident, I will get the nearest responsible adult to help, while my emergency back-up people are being contacted.  
I will do my best at all times to make sure the children in my care are safe, reassured and kept calm.  
All the accidents and incidents will be recorded in the accident and incident book and signed by myself.  Parents will be shown the details and asked to sign and date the relevant page when they collect their child.

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